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Red High Hat on A Silver-white Body — A Rare Goldfish Variety

Wang Jian

Soyim

Soyim
Beijing, China

In China, fish has been endowed with wishes for wealth and abundance in life as its Chinese pronunciation coincides with that of “surplus”. A rare and famous variety of the unique Chinese goldfish — Red High Hat on A Silver-white Body — was chosen as subject in this artwork. This variety has been taken as an especially auspicious omen because their hat-like body parts are in one of the Chinese’s favorite color — red. Two of such kind of goldfish playing with each other at great ease was illustrated to convey the artisan’s wishes for a peaceful, stable and happy life for all.

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  • Title: Red High Hat on A Silver-white Body — A Rare Goldfish Variety
  • Creator: Wang Jian
  • Type: Egg carving
  • Physical dimensions: 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 6cm
  • Date: 2012.06.08

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