QIANLONG 1736 – 1795 Monochrome Porcelain

A Large Qianlong Pale Clair de Lune Type Glaze Carved Lotus Dish, Qianlong 1736-1795. The Large Substantially Potted Flower Shaped Dish is Carved Prior to Glazing on the Front and Back to Represent a Lotus Flower.

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Lotus :
The lotus is one of the most important symbols in the Chinese art. This Buddhist emblem is a symbol of purity, as the perfect flower grows out of muddy ponds without a stain. The words for lotus in Chinese has the same meaning as to bind, connect (in marriage). It is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. It is the flower used to represent summer.



Condition: In perfect condition.

Size: Diameter : 37 cm (14 1/4 inches)

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Stock number: 24181.