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Safe and Well Throughout the Four Seasons

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The peony, lotus flower, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom in the vase represent spring, summer, autumn, and winter, respectively, and indicate the saying “safe and well throughout the four seasons.” The pomegranate on the plate is a symbol of “a lot of children” while the peach represents “long life.” The chayote signifies “plenty of good fortune.” The pair of carp fish symbolizes “stacks of yuanbao (ingots),” thus, implying that one’s family will be blessed with couples as well as wealth and rank. 

30 x41.5 cm
Creator: Wang Yu-Chi

National Museum of History