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Lot 25: A fine Meping shaped porcelain snuff bottle
22 October 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: 19th Century
Finely painted in blue and aubergine enamel; decorated with a monkey under a pine, a wasp, a bird and a deer surrounded by a continuous landscape.The deer, the wasp and the monkey are symbols of good omen and they mean "you have to reach a good position and reward". In Chinese the term "deer" is a homophone of the term "reward", wasp is a pun of words to say "award, the terms "monkey" and "marques" have the same pronunciation.
dimensions: height 7.5 cm.