Condiment box, 13 ½ diameter; enameling on every surface, both inside and out. He outer circle is decorated with very detailed, shaded pink flowers and shaded soft.
Green stems and leaves surrounding the gold enameled Eight Auspicious Signs. On a cobalt blue background. The outermost rim is decorated with shaded pink.Flowers and shaded green leaves on an aqua background. The inner circle has the.
Same aqua rim and within the inner circle are five green and pink oriental bats around. A gold oriental center symbol, on a cobalt blue background. The sidewall of the box.
Has shaded pink intricate lotus blossoms and shaded green leaves alternating with. Gold symbols on a cobalt blue background.
The inside of box has numerous. Compartments all enameled in soft aqua color. The bottom of box is enameled.
The box has 8 condiment sections and one circular communal section-dish. The damaged enamel portions of the this lovely piece are clearly shown. This antique has been opened once in 35 years, to take these pictures. The Asta Mangal paper that came with this item describes the eight auspicious signs that was printed in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. (1) The Conch Shell became the symbol of victory.
(2) The Lotus became the symbol of. (3) The Endless Knot became the symbol of long life. (4) The Pitcher became the symbol of mental purity. (5) The fish became the symbol of. Became the symbol of spiritual supremacy.(7) The fan or banner became the symbol of the power of learning. (8) The wheel was the Wheel of Dharma. Until this day, the eight signs are always placed around any spot where a ceremony is to be held, They are also seen painted or carved around the doorways of houses and monasteries. In relatively recent times a new form of spelling called "Pinyin" has evolved, and the 18th century emperor now goes by the name of Qianlong. The item "Large antique Chinese enamelled condiment box and cover" is in sale since Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes". The seller is "antiques4u_2" and is located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.