Bowl in the shape of a lotus leaf
This bowl is shaped like a lotus and embellished with carved decoration that provides a continuous scene of lotus blossoms, pods, and leaves. The image of lotuses with stems entwined together is a rebus for firm roots and luxuriant branches (bengu zhirong)—an allusion to good wishes for a flourishing business
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