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Chinese 19C Bleu de Hue Bitong Butterflies Flowers Cobalt Blue Vietnamese

Chinese 19C Bleu de Hue Bitong Butterflies Flowers Cobalt Blue Vietnamese

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Condition Report: Overall Condition Perfect. Size 178mm high upper rim 188mm diameter Weight 2525 gram

Chinese porcelain Bitong (笔筒) or Brushpots is a container for holding the brushes used by scribes for Chinese calligraphy. [1] These are typically carved from bamboo, jade or porcelain with ornate motifs symbolising concepts such as longevity. Antique examples are now valued highly.⁠

The piece we are sharing here just arrived and is of cylindrical form, painted an ongoing scene of butterflies and flowers. The piece is dated to the 19th century in our opinion and either related to or part of the Blue de Hue family. ⁠

Butterfly – joy and conjugal felicity. Butterfly is pronounced in homonym with the word die which means a 80 years old. Two butterflies together is meant a wish of “longevity”. “Die” is also pronounced similar to another word which means to “pile up” or “repeat” – and thus given the meaning “many”

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Additional Information

Weight 5 kg
Region of Origin

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China Dynasty Period

Qing (1661 – 1912)

Category

Blue de Hue, Blue & White

Century

19th century

Primary Material

Type

Condition Report

Overall Condition Perfect. Size 178mm high upper rim 188mm diameter Weight 2525 gram

Material

Porcelain & Pottery