LOT Cloisonné Plates-FIDELITY& FEMININITY_23K_HAMILTON

Presented by The Hamilton Collection

TIMELESS EXPRESSIONS

of the Orient

FIDELITY

and

FEMININITY

Beautiful Pair limited edition Cloisonné 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 © 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. © 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¦

âeoeâeFidelityâe is the premiere issue in a new collection of cloisonné 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

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