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Mark Powley Fine Chinese Art

A jade carving of two peaches issuing from a leafy branch,
the larger fruit surmounted by two bats

China
18th c.
Length: 3 inches

Peaches are symbols of longevity, and the chinese character for bat, "fu", sounds like the character for "blessings" when pronounced.

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