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Counter 1 Reverse
The reverse is also steeped in tradition: this depicts prunus blossom, one of the 'Three Friends of Winter' which represent the virtues of a gentleman. Symbol of purity and beauty, prunus is one of the most widely used motifs in Chinese porcelain decoration. Prunus has five petals.
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