Infinite Joy and Luck
Taiwan Blue Magpie and Orchid Porcelain Figurine
The work depicts a scene of prosperity and thriving: the clever magpie flutters about the mountain and forest alongside blossoming moth orchids. In Mandarin Chinese, the word for “moth orchid” is homophonic to a phrase often used to wish someone prosperity. (This common saying literally means, “May blessings amass one on top of another.”) The connotation is that joy or good fortune never ceases and luck multiplies infinitely.