Mon, 05/02/2022 - 00:46

Continuing the theme of Chinese flower symbolism that I mentioned earlier regarding the plum blossom border pattern on an antique wooden stand for a good luck plate, I was interested to see that my grandfather, Charles Warren had both the chrysanthemum, highly valued in China, and the English rose embossed on his inkwell. This photo shows the chrysanthemum on the lid of the inkwell. The inkwell seems to be made of ebony and silver and was a bequest to my father.

Date picture taken
29 Apr 2022