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Subject:up for sale
Posted By: Sandra Sun, Apr 08, 2018 IP: 2600:1700:ca01:6f10:

I have here very nice ceramic lipstick compact, I believe it's a Qionlong reign mark, which should be in the years between 176-1795.

I am not sure how much worth but I didn't see anything like it on online so I am assuming it's rare.
I am open for your opinions and offers





Subject:Re: up for sale
Posted By: mikeoz Mon, Apr 09, 2018

First and foremost, don't use the red material inside this as a lipstick. It is made of mercury.

This is a very ordinary seal paste (called in Chinese seal mud) container. The mark on the bottom reads QianLong NianZhi - made in the regis of QianLong - which it wasn't.

A very common part of an Oriental calligraphy set.

Subject:Re: up for sale
Posted By: Sandra Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Thanks for the info

Subject:Re: up for sale
Posted By: Bill H Mon, Apr 09, 2018

This is a container for red ink used with Chinese "chops" or name seals. It is transfer-decorated and probably came originally in a boxed set along with a soapstone or serpentine stone "seal" with Foo Dog or other symbol pre-carved on one end and the other end ready to be carved with the buyer's "name" in Chinese.

Avoid contact with lips!

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: up for sale
Posted By: Sandra Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Thanks for the info

Subject:Re: up for sale
Posted By: Doubley Mon, Apr 09, 2018

I don’t know Sandy, I have this one which was from China about 8 years ago. It is a souvenir seal paste box, which at one time had a stamp with my name on it, coming in a small red silk box. Mine has the reign mark as well. Yours may be what mine was imitating r tributing.. Maybe some others will be able to give you more info.






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