Goldfish & Peony Plaque
Size: H39cm x 21cm x 4.5cm
Depicted in varying degrees of sculpted relief, nine ornamental fan-tail goldfish play in the shade of peony blossoms, the water rippled by a gentle spring breeze and inscribed with Fugui youyu 富貴有余, or An abundance of riches.
‘Nine fish’ is a homonym for ‘everlasting abundance’, whilst peonies represent good fortune. Together with the water’s undulating surface, the lively composition conveys a sense of contentment.
Included is a 2cm x 8cm engraving plate for personalisation.
About the collection
The exoticism and lofty symbolism of oriental style, legacy of a millennia-old continuous civilisation, provides an opulent counterpoint to the restraint of contemporary aesthetics.