Qing Dynasty Jade Censer Box, D. 5.5cm, T. 2cm

simg11b清代白玉香盒直徑5.5公分,厚度2公分

 

玉香盒扁圓形盒,可分兩面打開,內置錦囊,用來包香品。本器白玉雕琢,一面飾雙鯉,魚與「餘」同音,「吉慶有餘」「年年有餘」可寫成「吉慶有魚」,「年年有魚」,都有喜慶富裕、祝願美好的意思。一面飾荷花,周敦頤之名篇《愛蓮說》稱其「出污泥而不染」,讚美荷花的高貴品格,將其視為清白、高潔的象徵。補白處皆鑽孔,以便香氣外溢。

 

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