Antique Chinese, "Three friends of winter", "岁寒三友" Qianlong period plate #1202

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Antique Chinese porcelain plate decorated with the so called Three Friends of Winter (岁寒三友) motif.

The Three Friends of Winter is an art motif that comprises the pine, bamboo, and plum. The Chinese celebrated the pine, bamboo and plum together, as they observed that these plants do not wither as the cold days deepen into the winter season unlike many other plants.  Together they symbolize steadfastness, perseverance, and resilience.

Measurements: 23 cm

Condition: Checked with uv light. One hairline to the rim (hard to see with the eye), micro fritting's to the rim, general wear and manufacturing flaws.