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Item ID: 201418  
  

China 1926 Cavanders Cigarette Card Ancient Chinese Coolie Happy Bucket of Blood

Vintage Old Small Cigarette Card. 3.5cm x 6.7cm. 1926. Cavanders Ltd London Established 1775. China. Ancient Chinese. No. 8. Ethnic Life. Costumes. In connection with the idol processions in honour of "The Five Rulers", where is frequently in the procession a man carrying pails, containing the blood of swine, the buffalo and fowls, hair and feathers. These "Happy Buckets" are carried out of gratitude for the recovery of a near relative from sickness. The contents representing filth, which causes diseases, are emptied into the river.

Publisher: Cavanders Ltd London
Series No: 8
Faults: Slightly bumped bottom left tip

Price:£0.99€1.29US$1.34

China 1926 Cavanders Cigarette Card Ancient Chinese Coolie Happy Bucket of Blood


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