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A finely painted Chinese porcelain charger in delicate tones with a kingfisher on a branch overlooking lotus with two geese.

The kingfisher (fei) symbolises alluring female beauty, (fei is a homophone for jade). A pair of geese may symbolise an enduring marital fidelity. So it is possible that there is a subtext to this elegant design. A flying goose (feihong) also symbolises a long life.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1750
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 39 cm (15³/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art