Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean
Ceramics & Works of Art
Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean Ceramics & Works
Pair of Chinese blue and white tiles, 18th century, decorated in underglaze blue with a central lotus flower, scrolling buds and leaves, the edges with four corner cartouches containing floral sprays and a rim of further scrolling leaves and flower heads
Chips to edges
Lotus (lian-hua) is a flower of great significance within Buddhism. The plant grows out of muddy earth yet remains pure, and so symbolises purity and spiritual enlightenment. Partially opened buds, as seen here, represent a level of enlightenment that may not be visible at first.
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