Advanced Search

Email:
Password:

Register / Password Lost?

Newly added items

By Country
Africa
Asia
Caribbean
Central America
Europe
Great Britain
Middle East
North America
Oceania
South America
Thematics

By Type
Postcards
Stamps
Covers
Postal Stationery
FDCs
All Types

eBay Shop
Contact us
Payment & Postage
Email Alert

Item ID: 201415  
  

China Cavanders Old Cigarette Card Ancient Chinese Ceremony Flower Boats on Fire

Vintage Old Small Cigarette Card. 3.5cm x 6.7cm. 1926. Cavanders Ltd London Established 1775. China. Ancient Chinese. No. 2. Flute, Piper. Fire Boat. Lantern. Costumes. The Chinese in this ceremony use a number of small earthen vessels. A preparation of inflammable material is put in each. Around the tops are fastened paper imitations of flowers. These vessels are carried in a procession of priests to the nearest running water, where, being lighted, they are floated away on the water. The object of this is to provide lights for the spirits that come or go by water.

Publisher: Cavanders Ltd London
Series No: 2

Price:£1.99€2.59US$2.69

China Cavanders Old Cigarette Card Ancient Chinese Ceremony Flower Boats on Fire


Browse in related categories:

Postcards > Asia > China
Postcards > Thematics > Procession