Featured Identify Trousse Eating Set

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by Patrisha, Apr 14, 2019 at 5:46 PM.

  1. Patrisha

    Patrisha New Member

    20190414_173904.jpg 20190414_173938.jpg 20190414_173946.jpg 20190414_173904.jpg 20190414_173938.jpg 20190414_173946.jpg 20190414_174004.jpg 20190414_174033.jpg 20190414_173904.jpg 20190414_173938.jpg 20190414_173946.jpg 20190414_174004.jpg 20190414_174033.jpg 15552782485227848075518084556219.jpg 15552783014624661351778925098745.jpg I am unsure if it is Chinese or Tibetan and also unsure of the age. I haven't been able to find anything like it online. As for the scabbard, knife handle and chopsticks, I'm not sure if its bone or ivory.
     
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    chinese....most likely...and yes bone...........nice bone !
     
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  3. Patrisha

    Patrisha New Member

    Thank you for that. I found it 13 years ago on Ebay. I couldn't resist it.
     
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  5. Patrisha

    Patrisha New Member

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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    yours is inspired....
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous set, Patrisha. I agree, Chinese, all of the decoration and symbolism is Chinese. @Shangas will like this.
     
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  8. axelrich

    axelrich Member

    Ox Bone I guess.
     
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  9. Patrisha

    Patrisha New Member

    This has all been helpful. I definitely feel validated with my original assumptions.
    I'm guessing early to mid 19th century age wise. (But this is only a guess)
     
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  10. Patrisha

    Patrisha New Member

    I was pretty sure that 2 of the symbols were for happiness and longevity... but the 3rd symbol has me puzzeled. It almost looks bird like.....
     
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  11. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Lucky Bat.
     
  12. Patrisha

    Patrisha New Member

    I would have never figured that out. Lol.
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    And the bat is also for longevity. As a Chinese person once said to me, Chinese symbols are all about either good fortune or longevity, or both.:hilarious: Not entirely true, but close enough.;)
    The dragons on the case are chasing the pearl of wisdom. All in all an auspicious set, as it should be. Bon appetit.:)
     
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    An das why you's is a here , m'lady !!! ;):happy::happy:
    We is just dat good !!!! :)
     
  16. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'd say more like late 1800's.......
     
  17. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The blade looks like it was made from a broken bayonet,no reason for an eating knife to have a deep fuller.
     
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  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Unless you have to kill your meat before you eat it...........;) :playful::playful::playful::playful:
     
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  19. Patrisha

    Patrisha New Member

    Right around the time of the Boxer Rebellion. China went through a lot of upheaval during that time. The Qing Dynasty had required these to be carried. I would be surprised if many of the more intricately worked pieces were destroyed.
     
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  20. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    well...it is just a knife and fork...for eating with....& I've seen many that were functional...and highly decorated...
     
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