This is a beautiful, small Chinese vintage beech wood tray, and used to serve small tea items approximately 60 to 80 years old. It has a wonderful hand rubbed lacquer patina that was achieved by multiple layers and fine sanding in between lacquer coats. The top of all sides of the tray are hand carved to simulate bamboo, and shaped and pierced to form carrying handles. Original excellent condition. Dimensions: 11-1/2” L x 7-1/8” w x 1-3/4” h.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection