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Asian Antiques4860 of 7203Letter opener or miniature sword sample?IVORY BOX? maybe bone? No maker marks Brass looks old all around.
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Posted 4 years ago


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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, 4 years ago
    My eyes aren't great but I think it says; A fool and his money soon parted. :)
  2. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    You may be right! Will not be first time! thanks!
  3. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years 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, 4 years ago
    I thought bamboo also but very heavy and looks like wood grain? Thanks! I will take a closer look!
  5. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    This is for sure wood!
  6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    Bamboo does come in several woody verities.

    T A
  7. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    OK it's a Wood Slat Book.... Still the same reasons apply.

    T A
  8. toracat toracat, 4 years 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, 4 years ago
    Hello Lovely, 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, 4 years ago
    Amber you see Granny!
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years 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, 4 years ago
    Thank you walksoftly!
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    You're welcome Don, the rest of the script is up to you:-)

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