Monday/ the dragon and the phoenix

I really liked this bone china plate that was on display at a Shenzhen department store this weekend, and wanted to buy it.  It’s a new design, but alas, not for sale on its own.   (You have to buy the whole dinner set of 20 pieces).  I immediately saw the dragon in the middle, but did not realize right away there is also a phoenix.  The dragon and the phoenix are still used together as principal motifs for decorative designs on buildings, clothing and articles of daily use in China.

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