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DIA80xH60mm, China

This small wine cup is decorated with all the lucky symbols.

One the outside of the cup, are 5 red BATS circling the word LONGEVITY, next to it is a large green BAT hanging from it are a couple of GOLD COINS.  On the inside of the cup, there is a LOTUS leave at the bottom with LOTUS BLOSSOMS on the side.

BAT – the word BAT (蝠 fu) have the same pronunciation as the word (福fu), symbolizing being blessed.
LONGEVITY – needs no further explanation
GOLD COINS – wealth
LOTUS BLOSSOM – the lotus plant grows on muddy ponds, the idea that such beautiful flowers can appear untained by the mud resembles purity

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