An Antique Gold Pair of Hoop Earrings
Chinese, Ming Dynasty
A pair of gold cast earrings. The hoops are decorated with imagery clearly creating a rebus.
Possibly an auspicious new year's gift.
Lotus and Fish: May you have a abundance of wealth and honour;
Gold Fish: May you have an excess of gold;
Shrimp: You have the ability to change your fate;
Cat Fish: May your wishes come true year after year and may every year be auspicious;
Two Fish with Crackers: May you have plenty year after year;
Dragonfly: May the river stay clear and the sea calm;
Butterfly: A joyful encounter.