Добро пожаловать к этому международному месту открытки изображения. Benvenuto a questo luogo internazionale della cartolina di immagine. Καλωσορίστε σε αυτήν την διεθνή περιοχή καρτών εικόνων. Willkommen zu diesem internationalen Abbildungspostkarteaufstellungsort. Bienvenue à cet emplacement international de carte postale. Onthaal aan deze Internationale plaats van de beeldprentbriefkaar. Welcome to this International picture postcard site. (Please Click on the Picture for an Enlarged View)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

China – Eight Diagrams Teapot (Qing Dynasty)

Tai ji or T'ai chi as it is better known here, literally means 'supreme','ultimate' and is seen as the perpetual cycle of Ying and Yang. This symbol is found on the teapot lid. The eight diagrams known as 'bagua' in China is a philosphical Taosit concept represented with an octangonal diagram. Its Approx size is 18cm length, 11cm wide and 7cm high. Teapot capacity is approx. 320ml. The teapot shown on the card was popular amongst the intelligentia during the Qing Dynasty. Thank you Maria for this card.

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