Ming Dynasty Bronze Duck Candlestick

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Ming Dynasty Bronze Duck Candlestick

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Measurement
21.25 H x 7.5 W x 5.25 D in (54 x 19 x 13 cm)

Weight
11 lbs (5kg)

Description
Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) bronze duck candlestick with lotus, and waves. Ducks are usually in pairs and this candlestick probably would have had a pair also to it. The mandarin ducks mate for life and stay together as a couple so the meaning here is of ‘fidelity, loyalty, and steadfast. The lotus in general has Buddhist meanings - purity and coming out of hardship (the pond mud), but lotus seeds are also plentiful and lotus spreads, so it is also a metaphor for a large family’. Thus a couple spreading a large family - it is a good wish for generations of children. A marriage blessed with many children.

The pair are also a language “HE” (wade giles Ho) means harmony, and the pronunciation of LOTUS is “HE”. So the pair of ducks is harmony and lotus is harmony. Double harmony.

Condition
This item is quite old, but in fantastic condition. See photographs for condition. Please contact us if you need further information.

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