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Gorgeous, Old and Rare Octagonal Embroidered Lady's Box


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Gorgeous, Old and Rare Octagonal Embroidered Lady's Box with Pairs of Lavishly Plumaged Phoenix, Cranes, Ducks on Stylized Waves, Sun, and Pine Trees. The phoenix was long favored by royalty and the aristocracy as a symbol of dignity, elegance, and a prosperous future. Phoenix in pairs, as seen here, symbolize a happy and prosperous marriage. Cranes and ducks mate for life and symbolize eternal love. The sun, waves, and pine trees symbolize long life and eternity. The character in the center means 'many blessings'. It is doubtful that you will see another one of these offered for sale, and this a truly fine example. 9w x 6h inches, 23w x 15h cm.