A 19thc Blue And White 100 Butterfly Meiping

A good blue and white Meiping finely painted with butterfly’s of various styles and sizes, the base with a Kangxi four character mark.

Age: 19thc

Size: Approx 24 cm high

The word for butterfly in Chinese, 蝶 die, is homophonous with the word 疊 die, meaning to repeat, butterflies are often included in Qing dynasty decoration in order to suggest duplication of an auspicious wish. They also express a wish for longevity. In addition, butterflies are seen as symbols of happiness in marriage, as well as everlasting romantic love. In Daoism, butterflies are associated with dream-like reflection and the freedom of the soul.

You can buy this from me for only £788 or best offer?