Fine Chinese Eating Set (Trousse) Knife Chopsticks - 14191
A Chinese ‘trousse’ (eating set), comprising a knife and 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 various sizes and quality. This one is a fine exemplar. The signed blade is 7 inches long of very well laminted steel. Grained wood grip with white metal pommel. Fine colorful cloisonné scabbard with brass mounts. Ivory chopsticks. Total length 13 inches. Very good condition.