Ivory Chinese ‘trousse’ (eating set), - 0704


A Chinese ‘trousse’ (eating set), comprising a knife and two chopsticks. This type of sets was very common in china and in all the countries under the Chinese influence from Tibet to Mongolia. It was part of a man formal dress up to the turn of the 20th century and usually accompanied with a variety of accessories like pickle spear, toothpicks, tweezers and the like. Similar sets are found in a various sizes and quality. This one is early 20 C., made of Ivory and very delicately decorated with very light engraving. The knife handle as well as the chopsticks are also Ivory

 
 
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