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Cather­ine Hunt, the Chel­tenham porce­lain spe­cial­ist, not only has a whole Ori­en­tal menagerie, but has pro­duced a brief list of the mean­ings of both real and myth­i­cal crea­tures in Chi­nese cul­ture. As well as the nu­mer­ous dragons—gen­er­ally benef­i­cent, but also short-tem­pered—she tells us that Lu, the deer, stands for longevity, of­fi­cial emol­u­ment, hon­our and suc­cess in study. The phoenix, Feng Huang, rep­re­sents the Em­press, beauty, good­ness, abun­dant har­vests and rea­son in gov­ern­ment. Her phoenix jar has a dragon on the other side, pre­sum­ably for the Em­peror.

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