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Asian Antiques1054 of 3447Letter opener or miniature sword sample?IVORY BOX? maybe bone? No maker marks Brass looks old all around.
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Posted 10 months ago

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toracat
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Hello, This is on wood, weighs almost 5 lbs. 49" X 12". Buddhist, but I do not know what it says! Any help appreciated! Paid $7.99 Shipping was $12.00 and handling $2.00 $22.00 total, I like it! painted great and swastikas like symbols on bottom, any history or reading appreciated!! Don

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 months ago
    My eyes aren't great but I think it says; A fool and his money soon parted. :)
  2. toracat toracat, 10 months ago
    You may be right! Will not be first time! thanks!
  3. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 10 months ago
    It is a bamboo book they were a special, but widely-used form of book used before the Han Dynasty when paper was (reinvented) invented duiring late East Han Dynasty by a eunuch named Cai Lun. Paper was unpopular due to the high cost at the time. Hence, for the sake of economy and practicality, bamboo-made books were still the mainstream at that time.

    This being a modern reproduction, of course.

    T A
  4. toracat toracat, 10 months ago
    I thought bamboo also but very heavy and looks like wood grain? Thanks! I will take a closer look!
  5. toracat toracat, 10 months ago
    This is for sure wood!
  6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 10 months ago
    Bamboo does come in several woody verities.

    T A
  7. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 10 months ago
    OK it's a Wood Slat Book.... Still the same reasons apply.

    T A
  8. toracat toracat, 10 months ago
    Thanks! I have a bamboo hanging similar, Sun Tzu's art of war, it is posted! thanks again, I will hang it on wall above mu statues!!
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 months ago
    Hello Lovely, hmmmm...so many options here. There are any books of Buddha. There are parables...basically stories or learning...I read them to my kiddos...which I am guessing (guessing!) here. Think it looks like Chinese writing but...
  10. toracat toracat, 10 months ago
    Amber you see Granny!
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    "The word swastika came from the Sanskrit word svastika, meaning any lucky or auspicious object, and in particular a mark made on persons and things to denote auspiciousness, or any piece of luck or well-being."
    For Buddhism it is a graphical representation of eternity
    The symbol has been used by many cultures for thousands of years, but took on a darker tone in the right hand version adopted by the Nazi Party in the 1920's.
  12. toracat toracat, 10 months ago
    Thank you walksoftly!
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    You're welcome Don, the rest of the script is up to you:-)

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