Can anyone identify this round metal object which is 15 inches in radius and 21 inches high together with the wooden stand? Likewise the meaning of the Chinese characters and the symbolism of the flower border at the base. It has been found among the effects of Cicely Warren, late widow of my uncle Leslie Warren. It was a heavy item to take to England with her in 1938 when Leslie evacuated his family. Cicely then took it to Canada when she emigrated there after the war. It must have some sentimental significance. It was perhaps presented as a gift of thanks by one of the missions on the China coast supported by C.E. Warren & Co. Ltd., but that's just a guess, as the family has kept another such gift. The back of the object is plain.