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Mandarin Ducks (Oriental Art) - Chow Chian-Chu & Chow Leung Chen-Ying - Framed Plate - 16"H x 12"W

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Mandarin Ducks (Oriental Art) - Chow Chian-Chu & Chow Leung Chen-Ying - Framed Plate - 16"H x 12"W

Chow Chian-chiu and Chow Leung Chen-ying are married Chinese artists

They moved to Hong Kong and established the International Studio of Chinese Arts. They later moved to the United States and founded the Chow Studio in Miami.

Mr. Chow Chian-chiu showed a talent at painting birds, before later becoming more committed to landscape. Mrs. Chow excelled at painting flowers and calligraphy that she got the nickname “Hibiscus Leung”.

The mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) is a perching duck species found in East Asia. It is closely related to the North American wood duck, the only other member of the genus Aix. Aix is an Ancient Greek word used by Aristotle to refer to an unknown diving bird.

In traditional Chinese culture, mandarin ducks are believed to be lifelong couples, unlike other species of ducks. Hence they are regarded as a symbol of conjugal affection and fidelity. A mandarin duck symbol is also used in Chinese and Korean weddings because in traditional Chinese and Korean lore, they symbolize wedded bliss and fidelity. 


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