Traveling Dining Service (Knife and Chopsticks)

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Knife in a sheath and two sticks resembling chopsticks in a separate compartment and one small ivory implement also in a separate compartment. The sheath and knife handle are bamboo with a tortoise veneer. Metal braces are attached around sheath and a pendant loop

Historical period(s)
1850-1900
Medium
Bamboo, ivory, metal, and gold
Dimensions
H x W x D: 27.1 x 1.6 x 2 cm (10 11/16 x 5/8 x 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.553
Collection
Gellatly collection
Accession Number
LTS1985.1.553.1a-e
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Tool and Equipment
Type

Knife and chopsticks

Keywords
carving, China, Gellatly collection, gilding
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Knife in a sheath and two sticks resembling chopsticks in a separate compartment and one small ivory implement also in a separate compartment. The sheath and knife handle are bamboo with a tortoise veneer. Metal braces are attached around sheath and a pendant loop

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Rights Statement

Non-exclusive license