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Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 50 x 135 x 120mm (1 15/16 x 5 5/16 x 4 3/4in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.254
This dish is in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower. This plant is emblematic of a pleasant life, generosity, and retirement from public places. It is a symbol of late summer, and its name, when spoken, sounds like 'jiu'. This is a similar sounding word for the ninth month of the Chinese year and the words 'to wait' or 'long time' and therefore suggests patience and reflection.
Display Location: In Store
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