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Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Longevity Dish, Qing Period (18-19th century)

Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Longevity Dish, Qing Period (18-19th century)

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The dish features underglaze cobalt blue decoration, showcasing the Chinese character "shou" (symbolizing long life) at the center. Surrounding the center are bands with a stylized Sanskrit character for "om" (a sacred syllable) on the cavetto. The longevity mark signifies a wish for a long, happy life filled with good fortune and joyful circumstances.

Period : Qing Dynasty
Production Date : 18th-19th century
Size : 5cm (Height), 26cm(Diameter)
Condition : Excellent
Provenance : Acquired in late 1990s from Hongkong

 

* "shou"

The Chinese character "shou" symbolizes longevity and is deeply rooted in Chinese culture. It is commonly found in art, literature, and decorative items, representing the wish for a long, prosperous life. The character is often used in celebrations such as birthdays and New Year's, and it is associated with the Five Blessings: longevity, wealth, health, love of virtue, and a peaceful death. In the context of the dish, "shou" embodies a desire for enduring happiness and good fortune for the owner.

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