Silver Incense Instrument presented by Bangladeshi Friends in 1977


The most striking characteristic of this silver incense instrument lies in its lid. Don't you think that it looks like a kind of fruit? Yes, indeed, it is exactly a "fingered citron" as we know. Generally speaking, such modeling would not appear by itself but jointly with other plants or animals with symbolizing meanings. For instance, a painting with a child holding a peach, a pomegranate and a fingered citron implies the wish of longevity and happiness; if it is painted with butterflies, the image implies longevity. Therefore, this pair of silver incense instruments presented by Bangladeshi friends implies their best wishes for the people of Guilin.