- Bonsai Pot with Ju Letter and Bats Design
- Artist, etc:
- Unknown (Japan)
- 19th c.
- W:32.5cm x H:13.3cm
Two Colored Mokko Pot with Bat and Cloud Design and Symbol for Longevity
Since ancient times the bat has been a symbol of good fortune in China owing to the fact that the reading of the characters meaning happiness form a homonym with the word for happiness. On this piece bats are paired with another symbol of good fortune, auspicious clouds. The ringed character at the center of the pot is an ornate form of the character meaning celebration or felicitations further emphasizing the celebratory motif of this pot.