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CHINA.
CHINESE PRINTING BLOCK
CHINA. Calligraphic Hand carved Wooden Block for printing the sentiment 'Chia Ch'eng Chih Pao',  (Jia Cheng Zhi Bao), "A united family is very precious", in large bold characters, with room for two more left blank (cut from the block),  19th Century,
1 side 11ΒΌ x 8 ins., a little light worming,
In Confucian thought, the sentiment, first applied in the family, spreads to the country and so to the whole world. The characters are Mathews 394, 398, 982 and 4956.
£125.00   

Stock ref: 11512




 
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