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Prosperity year after year

Early 20th century

Prosperity year after year

Prosperity year after year

Zhejiang province

  • camphor
  • 410mm wide x40mm deep x 415mm high
  • $650 includes postage in Australia

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The panel has relief carving with an undercut second layer. It has remnants of cinnabar red lacquer.

The scene shows a happy family with one member fishing, a rod in his hand and a basket to his right. The word for fish is a homonym of the word for abundance. A fishing scene represents a wish for a prosperous year ahead.

The phoenix tree is a symbol of prosperity. The geometric border and peach blossom background are  longevity motifs.