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Dish

This dish is painted in underglaze blue with a shou (longevity) character in the centre, surrounded by five bats, five further shou characters, and five swastika symbols. The swastika was originally a Buddhist symbol but evolved to represent 'ten thousand'. Together the bat, shou character and swastika form the decorative theme 'ten thousand happiness and longevity'. On the base is the mark Lüxin…