The Egret


This natural inside painted snuff bottle depicts a white egret flying away from a lotus pond. The ancient Chinese admired the beautiful movements of the egret. The egret is white and clean, therefore without stain. The term for ‘single egret’ is homophonous with the phrase “all the way”. An egret and a lotus plant are a pun for: ‘May you enjoy an affluent lifestyle throughout your life’. Real size: 7.8 x 5.6 cm.


Material options:
Clear Plexiglass -> The photo is printed on a 4 mm thick aluminium plate and then covered with a 3 mm clear plexiglass.
Fine Art Paper -> Is a gloss paper with a fine structure, reminiscent of Baryta. It is printed with 12 different colors and 3 shades of grey. The photo is pasted on an aluminium plate of 4 mm thick.