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Early 20th Century Chinese Red Mantou Basket



Woven with a delightfully unusual form, this early 20th century basket was originally used to steam mantou buns in a Provincial home in Shanxi province. The boat-shaped basket is formed of willow reeds entwined with a plain weave, and has since been brightly painted to be used for household storage. We love the rustic touch it gives to the home used as a serving tray or vide-poche.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 9.75 in. (24.77 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BJGG020E1stDibs: LU820018904962

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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