19th C. Flask with Symbolism of Diligence and Vigilance
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Metalwork: Pre 1900: item # 1219671
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|19th Century Korean Metal Flask with Inspirational Engraved Symbolism of Diligence and Vigilance. The ox is a symbol of diligence and hard work, and the fish is a symbol of vigilance, because he never closes his eyes, even when he is sleeping. The crane is an ancient symbol of immortality, so the symbols combine to give the meaning of eternal vigilance and diligence. 5 x 3 inches, 12.75 x 7.5 cm.|