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Bamboo frame, oblong shape, carved floral design on handles. Fine weave with design woven in and stained darker on brown background. Tray inside. Characters Lu, Shou, Fu (prosperity, long life, happiness) woven on lid, inscription on inside "Hsia Men Ts'ao shi" (Mrs. Ts'ao in Hsia Men City which may refer to a city in Fu Gran Province in southeast China or Hsia Men could possibly be a family name) and sides (unreadable) written in ink . Word in black ink on two sides of basket handle "Yi Hsing and Hsiang Fo" (concentrate on the practice of Buddhism). One of the side carved panels on handle is unattached.
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