Vintage Chinese powder horn - (8388) Red and gold lacquered powder horn used for hunting. The spout in the shape of the head of a phoenix serves also as a scoop for gun powder.The front is decorated with a Phoenix (feng) and Peonies (fuguihua) which together form a rebus'May there be Wealth, Rank and Good Fortune (fugui jixiang). On the top are a pair of Fu dogs, also called Buddhist lions. The lion (shi) is a pun for'Things' (shi),'Tutor' (shi) and'Thoughts' (si). These three words are all pronounced similarly in the same way. Tutors were teachers for children of high officials.
The powder horn which is still in great conditions and may have been refurbished is dated in Chinese characters for 1930. The name of the maker, Han Ji, is also inscribed. It was added to the collection in 1993.
The difference will be reimbursed. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "lowlands-collection" and is located in this country: NL. This item can be shipped worldwide.