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Detail: Calabash or bottlegourd (hulu in Chinese) is an ancient and pervasive symbol in Chinese tradition. An immortal’s receptacle for the elixir of long life. In pristine condition wrapped in a silver / nickel alloy ribbons. From the early- to mid-1900’s.
China. Early- to mid-1900's
Porcelain, metal ribbons
6" tall x 3.5" widest