Jar decorated with auspicious characters amid plants
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This pot features four auspicious characters: fortune (fu 福), longevity (shou 壽), peace (ning 寧), and health (kang 康). Rendered in a highly stylized format, the characters are set as a part of vibrant pine trees, bamboo, and plum blossoms. Known as “Three Friends of Winter,” this plant combination symbolizes the lofty virtue of resilience.
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