Subject:Re: Large Chinese wooden sign bat symbols
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Aug 10, 2019
It is a kind of insignia (signboard) carried before officials in Imperial China.
回避 - "Make way for high official(s) coming your way" or shortly "Keep Out"
Similar signboard was: 肅静 - Please be quiet
Authenticy could be an another concern.
Bats are favorite motifs in China. The character fu （蝠), for bat, is similarly pronounced but differently written for the one which stands for happiness (福).