Famille Rose Box and Cover, Early 20th Century
Of pod form with a domed cover, a pair of Chinese bulbul flying amid blooming peonies decorate the box throughout
diameter 6.9" — 17.5 cm.
A pair of Chinese bulbul are symbols of old age and traditionally reference the elderly. Depicted alongside peonies, the scene is known as fugui baitou, a wish for “long life in a state of status and success.”