Blue and White Chinoiserie Porcelain Easter Egg the perfect addition to a Chinoiserie lovers collection for Spring and Easter! This is a one of a kind vintage item. In excellent vintage condition as pictured.
ORIGIN: Unknown, unmarked
DIMENSIONS: 5" H x 3.5" diameter
FACTS & HISTORY: In some Asian cultures the egg is seen as a symbol of luck and wealth.The egg also brings hope and purity. It is a symbol of fertility and the circle of life. Ancient traditions used to link the egg to the creation of the universe, suggesting that the Earth itself may have been born out of an egg.
During the 12th century, India made entire buildings out of soapstone, China used soapstone to create seals in lieu of signing documents and there have been discoveries of soapstone throughout Zimbabwe, Iran and Crete. However, today most of the world's Soapstone is quarried and exported from Brazil.