Bamboo tube containers.
Very thick real Bamboo as Holders.
These are aimed at being used for holding art brushes or chopsticks.
Easily cleaned out and sit solidly on your Kauri table.
With calligraphy hand painted on.
The characters are individually painted on and as such could be regarded as original art.
Done often over centuries without any ego is art in China, but this is where art is,iust in everyday crockery and other objects. Recently, self consciousness and possibly western values have meant less of this is done and then if done, then done at a price.
Even artists have to live? Ai Ai.
Some poets enjoyed some deserved fame but did appreciate support from more aware people at court.