LOT CloisonnÃ© Plates-FIDELITY& FEMININITY_23K_HAMILTON
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Sold Date: 12/11/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Presented by The Hamilton CollectionTIMELESS EXPRESSIONS of the Orient FIDELITY and FEMININITY Beautiful Pair limited edition CloisonnÃ© Plates These are numbered plates designed by Mou-Sien Tseng These plates are the first in a limited edition Plate Collection set from 1990 & âe~91. I have the original advertising flyer that the first owner had, itâe(tm)s in the photo. She wrote on the back the dates ordered, 18 Aug âe(tm)90 & 2/13/91. She initially paid $26 for each plate. The record of Acquisition folder has two âeoeCertificates of Authenticityâe inside. Fidelity is No. 1723 and Femininity is No. 0575- the gold labels are still on the back of each with the dates- FIDELITY-Pink lotus blossoms with a pair of Mandarin Ducks- The Legend âe¦ It is said that when paired, Mandarin Ducks show a singular degree of attachment to one anotherâe¦and pine away and die when separated. For this reason, they are emblems of of conjugal fidelity. The lotus is a symbol of purity and perfection, as it grows out of the mud but is not defiled . Fidelity Â© HC 1990 FEMININITY-White doves with pink flowering tree. I donâe(tm)t have the sale flyer on this one so I donâe(tm)t know the legend, but it is still lovely. Â© HC 1991 The sale flyer description reads:âe¦You can sense Tsengâe(tm)s passion for clarity of image and form, his strong sense of color, his eye for the most delicate detail. âe¦ the brilliant oranges, reds, yellows and blues of the Mandarin Duck, complemented by the Florentine background of elegant 23K gold. âe¦ âeoeâeFidelityâe is the premiere issue in a new collection of cloisonnÃ© plates entitled Timeless Expressions of the Orient. Each lavish plate in this series will feature an exquisite bird and flower pair, symbolic of other virtues of ancient legend. As with âeoeFidelity,âe skilled Chinese artisans will painstakingly hand-apply the colorful enamels and the elegant florentine 23K gold background. Each plate will be accompanied by a number Certificate of Authenticity, documenting its status as part of a limited-edition.âe Thank You for looking, Thanks for bidding! We are operating as a family business, our good name, and testimony, are vital to develop word of mouth advertising. They are our only assets. We will deal honestly with you at all times, and we wonâe(tm)t mislead you. We do our best to describe any and all defects that we find. If your item is not as described it is an honest mistake. PLEASE contact us IMMEDIATELY. If you know we have a mistake in our listing, let us know & we will correct it. I am disabled & t are times my family has to run my store. Mistakes and delays can happen, if you have any concern about your items PLEASE, contact us immediately. If t is any error on your order we will immediately do our best to correct the problem, so PLEASE stay in contact with us. EBAY NO LONGER ALLOWS SELLERS TO ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS, SORRY! WE RECOMMEND SHIPPING YOUR PACKAGE INSURED. PACKAGES DO GET LOST AND DAMAGED. All fragile items MUST ship insured, although Iâe(tm)m not requiring insurance on any item in its original box. If the price on your item goes over $25 dollars I require insurance for my own protection. In that case you will ship at your own risk, but you MUST send an email to us stating that you will not expect a refund on an item that does not arrive. I WILL NOT SHIP WITHOUT THAT EMAIL OR THE PURCHASE OF INSURANCE. Items over $50 and very fragile items MUST SHIP INSURED. Please ask your questions before bidding. Important Buyerâe(tm)s Information PLEASE - CHECK SHIPPING COSTS BEFORE BIDDING. ALL CARRIERS HAVE RAISED THE COSTS BECAUSE OF FUEL PRICES, Please be aware of USPS shipping rules. The prices are new, also higher , ALSO - USPS is offering fewer options. SOME ITEMS CAN NOT BE PACKAGED TOGE...
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