Up for sale is this exquisite antique Chinese tile / plaque in superb condition and featuring a detailed painting of the three goats folklore for good luck and prosperity. The tile / plaque is quite large, with the wood frame case measuring 16.25" inches and 11.25" inches. Visible portion of the tile measures just under 10" inches by 15" inches.With the stand the entire piece measures just under 16 inches tall. The stand is wonderfully carved with traditional Chinese motif. Gourd shape side decoration and double wave lower decoration that comes to a point. Wooden stand is Rosewood or some hard wood and is in excellent condition with no issues to be found. Comes from a high end collector's estate and a wonderful true Chinese antique likely made in the late 19th or early 20th century.
No poem on this one and as an expert Antiques Roadshow appraiser said, the older ones didn't have poems. Painting and colors are phenomenal and would make a fantastic investment or addition to a fine Chinese collection. Could also be a n exquisite gift to someone special.Please enjoy all the photos provided and feel free to ask questions. Quality item and one of several acquired from this estate.
Here is more of the Chinese history of the Three Goats symbol: The Three Goats symbol is a classic good fortune symbol cleverly designed since ancient times incorporating three goats to represent the famous four-character Chinese saying "San Yang Kai Tai". San means Three and Yang in this idiom actually refers to Yang in yin-yang but the character for goat (sounds like'yang') is used instead so that it can be represented in a graphical form, like this painting of three goats perched on a mountain. There's a lengthy explanation to the intepretation of the metaphor but it basically means'bad luck is over and good fortune is forthcoming'. The Goat, Sheep or Ram, which is a symbol of business intelligence and serenity of mind, is the eighth animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Those who are born under the Goat zodiac are said to have extremely righteous traits, such as sincerity, filial piety, creativity and kindness for others these people are often known as the good Samaritans of the Chinese horoscope animals.
The Goat emits vibes of care and compassion, motherly love and gentleness, always thinking about others feelings and understanding their imperfections. Please note that I will be on holiday vacation from Dec 24th - Jan 6th. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience!I will continue to post new treasures weekly. Thank you for your patience during this time and please enjoy your holiday season with friends and loved ones!
Wishing you a joyous, prosperous, and treasure-filled New Year! The item "Fine Chinese Antique Porcelain 3 Goats Colorful Tile Plaque w Carved Stand WOW" is in sale since Sunday, September 21, 2014.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "cleming888" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.