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Offline bat20

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Chinese white
« on: March 04, 2015, 05:45:34 PM »
Hi all,I'm fairly certain this is a Chinese white,although I can't find pandas on the web just birds and flowers,any info great fully received.

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Re: Chinese white
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 07:05:10 PM »
Sorry,it's about 3"we and 2"ht.

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Re: Chinese white
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 08:06:42 PM »
Looks good to me.

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Re: Chinese white
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 01:25:37 PM »
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Hi.  As some members of this board know, I collect Chinese Whites and have written a couple of articles about them (there is a link to one of them on the front page of my website).  This is a known - though not common - design.  As well as many birds and flowers you can find other animals, insects,  vehicles, boats, a whole range of landscapes, fish, poems etc.  The ones with birds and flowers are the commonest versions, followed by landscapes.

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Re: Chinese white
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 05:37:23 PM »
Thanks Christine and Alan,I have been looking at them in books and on the net for a while now so when I saw it at eye level I was hopeful,it did give me a bit of a surprise when I looked at it as I was expecting flowers and swallows or something similar,on reflection you can't get a more Chinese image I suppose,the fruits or flowers still have me a tad puzzled ,though I'm not an expert on panda diets.

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Re: Chinese white
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015, 02:54:19 PM »
Very nice paperweight.  I wish it was in my collection. :)
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Re: Chinese white
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2015, 08:05:12 PM »
I don't want to give the impression that I'm a geek type that would on a Friday night look on eBay just to stare at unaffordable French weights and what have you, ::)however tonight I was doing just that and a certainly not Chinese White has been listed with two pandas munching on the same red flowers?so perhaps these are bambo flowers and a staple part of their diet for the bambo flowering period?

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Re: Chinese white
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2015, 08:09:23 PM »
More likely they are of some good luck significance. Bamboo flowers look like big grass flowers

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Re: Chinese white
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2015, 10:04:53 PM »
Hi there,

I was intrigued by these red flowers, too. If one Googles Chinese bamboo forests, there is no evidence of such flowers in any of the pictures one finds in this way. Still, such plants may flower for a short period or their addition could simply be artistic or symbolic as Christine suggests.

In any event, I own also the Chinese white attached below; it shows a single panda eating a bamboo (with red flowers on the ground).

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Re: Chinese white
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2015, 01:27:25 AM »
I think maybe the red things are not flowers but berries.

And perhaps pomegranate berries, as they are, according to some websites, symbolic of "many offspring", which for the population status of Giant Panda, would make sense.
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