* Antique Qing Dynasty Dragons Soaring Snuff Bottle Pair *
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Date Listed 26/02/2017
Group Of Three Antique Qing Dynasty Items Under" 教子升天 " Dragon Dad Teaching His Dragon Youngs To Soar Up High Above The Sky" Both Snuff Bottles Are Marked With Yongzhen,Qian Long Emperor Respectively. Ornately Embellished With Exquisitely Detailed Hand Painted Of Two Imperial Dragons Chasing The Pearl Of Wisdom. In China, Dragons Is The Guardian Of The Spiritual World & It's Symbol Represented The Imperial Emperor.Numerous Clouds Surround The Two Dragons.In Chinese Mythology,Dragons Are Believed To Be Able To Create Clouds With Their Breathe.Dragons Are Associated With Storm Clouds & Life Giving Rain..... Clouds Also Symbolize The Celestial Realm.Clouds Produce Rain That Bring Benefits To The World.Clouds Are Also Symbols Of Celestial Mobility Bcos Many Gods And Immortals Used The Clouds On Which They Travel.Scrolling Clouds Are Associated With Deities Foretelling Their Arrival. Wave On Bottom Of the Bottle As Chinese Dragons Are Strongly Associated With Water In Popular Belief.They Are Believed To Be The Rulers Of Moving Bodies Of Water Such As Seas,Waves,Waterfalls Or Rivers...... Royal Status Or Sovereignty/Nobility To Behold It During The Dynasty.Collectible Qing Dynasty Auspicious Group Items Not To Be Missed.
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