Glazed porcelain with enamel decoration and gilt | 1.6 x 7in | Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Chinese Artist

The five bats on this bowl communicate five blessings. "Bats" and "blessings" are pronounced the same in Chinese, making bats a popular symbol across a variety of art forms. The central pattern on this bowl is the Chinese character for longevity. Thu...
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