Butterfly Pairs & Ruyi Ginger Jar Table Lamp Base
The butterfly is a symbol of happiness as well as matrimonial joy. Butterflies together represent longevity, because the Chinese name for butterfly sounds like the word, ‘repeat’ – meaning a long life.
Ruyi, or Fungus, are identifiable by a 3 curved design. They're often mistaken for bats or clouds. This common border pattern is a homophone for the Chinese expression 'As you wish' or 'To follow one's heart's desire'.
- Made by hand up to 80 years ago, following traditional Qing Dynasty craftsmanship methods and design
- Hand-painted ceramic base with blue & white glaze
- Dimensions: 9 inch diameter x 6.3/4 inch diameter base x 9.5 inch high to top of lamp base