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Porcelain Common Pattern Meaning

- Mar 22, 2018 -

Porcelain common pattern meaning


Dragon and phoenix patterns in animal prints are very common motifs. Dragon is an ancient legend of the animal, it is said that it can overturning the river, swallowing clouds, Xingyun rainfall, is even supernatural. The dragon is a symbol of deities, authority, and honor. The ancients compared the emperor to the dragon and thought that the emperor was the incarnation of the dragon. Therefore, since ancient times, the true dragon has said. Now we also regard the dragon as a symbol of the Chinese nation. We are the descendants of the dragon. The dragon's decoration on porcelain is also divided between the official kiln and the folk kiln. Although it is not absolute, there are also "the official kiln dragon claws, the kiln dragon three claws or four claws." Phoenix was first seen in The Book of Songs. It was originally known as the "Feng Huang." Like phoenixes, the phoenix is a very magical animal in the legend. It is also an ancient Auspicious animal. "The destiny of the mythical bird, descending from the dynasty," shows that the blackbird is the totem of the merchant. In ancient times, the phoenix was the representative of the bird totem.


Wrinkled lines are representative of the plant pattern. The tangled pattern is also called "Transition Pattern" and "Wan Shou Teng". It is a kind of traditional auspicious ornament that is based on vines and scrolls. The "wrapped branches" displayed by the twisted branches often use vines such as ivy, Euonymus fortunei, daisies, honeysuckle, ivy creepers, gardenia, and grapes as prototypes. It is euphemistic, lively and beautiful, full of movement, so it implies endless life and endless good wishes.


In addition, the three-year-old friend is also a typical plant pattern. Songs, bamboos, and plums are often the themes. Themes originate from literati paintings. Bamboo, high and knotted, rather bent and unyielding, open-mindedness; pine is the longest of the hundred trees, winter does not wither; Mei hardy bloom. It is often used in the literati painting to symbolize the gentleman's Gao Fengliang Festival. Affected by its ethos, it is often used as a decorative theme for porcelain since the Song Dynasty.