Luck and Peace
Elephant Porcelain Figurine
The words “elephant” (象) and “auspiciousness” (祥) in Chinese have a similar pronunciation. Thus, the elephant is believed to bring good luck to people. There is a saying, which goes, “A country where elephants live will be at peace; a household where elephants are kept will have good fortune.”
This design signifies a prosperous age where the harvest is abundant, spirited elephants gather, and everything flourishes. The work’s exquisitely arranged elements also include monkeys (with similar pronunciation to the word “nobility” in Chinese) that symbolize “good fortune and high status in life”.