The peach shape of this vase and the enamel decoration of a 'Hundred Deers' and pine trees are all motifs assoicated with the Taoist belief of logevity. The Chinese word for 'deer' is 'lu', which also means 'prosperity' and a large number of them increases the auspiciousness of the motif.

Date/Period
18th-19th centuries
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: H: 45.5 cm, Gross measurement: Dia of mouth: 16.2 cm, Gross measurement: Dia of body: 34.7 cm
Accession No.
1992-00856
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Purchased with funds from Philips Petroleum Singapore Chemicals (Pte) Ltd
Category
Ceramics