17C Chinese Porcelain Late Ming Wanli Tianqi or Transitional Reverse Dec
3500 "Make us an offer" Listings/. 17C Chinese Porcelain Late Ming Wanli Tianqi or Transitional Reverse Decorated Lotus. The "bird of joy" and of good omen, brings joy, often married bliss. Its call heralds good news or the arrival of a guest. "Two magpies" was pronounced the same as "two happinesses, " so a painting of two magpies was a pictorial metaphor for double happiness and thus an appropriate subject for a painting to be given to someone to express congratulations, especially for a wedding. The myth also has it that if a man and a wife had to separate for a while they would brake a mirror and take a half each. If the woman succumbed to other men in the meantime, her half would turn into a magpie and fly back to her husband. Gotheborg: Antique Chinese and Japanese Porcelain Collectors' Help and Info Page.
Retrieved from the Gotheborg website. Overall Condition; 1 line and rimfritting.
17th century Ming (1368 - 1620). We can not control this.
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You can follow it at. The item "17C Chinese Porcelain Late Ming Wanli Tianqi or Transitional Reverse Dec" is in sale since Monday, March 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates".
The seller is "theceramics_and_collectibles" and is located in Amsterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: Pre-1800
- Region of Origin: China
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Type: Plates
- Condition: B (Good Used)