Symbols on Chinese porcelain : 10 000 times happiness / Eva Ströber ; [photogr. Johan van der Veer ; transl. Els Struiving].

Title: 
Symbols on Chinese porcelain : 10 000 times happiness / Eva Ströber ; [photogr. Johan van der Veer ; transl. Els Struiving].
Author/Artist: 
Ströber, Eva.
Publisher: 
Stuttgart : Arnoldsche Art Publishers ; Leeuwarden : Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, c2011.
Description: 
238 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
Other Authors: 
Keramiekmuseum het Princessehof.
Bib ID: 
127055
Variant Title: 
10 000 times happiness
Ten thousand times happiness
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-238) and index.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition '10 000 X Happiness : Auspicious Motifs on Chinese Porcelain' April 29th to October 30th, 2011 at Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands"--Colophon.
Contents: 
The principles of the cosmos --
The dragon : symbol of Chinese culture --
The four divine creatures : dragon, phoenix, qilin and black warrior --
The symbolism of Chinese animals --
The flowers of the four seasons : peony, lotus, chrysanthemum and prunus --
The quest for immortality --
The ideals of a Confucian society and wishes for individual happiness --
Freedom : the ideals of the literati.
ISBN: 
3897903504
9783897903500