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Wishing You All a Happy New Year!

Jar decorated with auspicious characters amid plants, late 16th century, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue, Rogers Fund 1917 (17.118.7a, b), The Metropolitan Museum of Art

As expressed in stylized calligraphy, set amongst the Three Friends of Winter, on this Blue and White Jar of the Wanli period (1573-1620) in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, we at Asia Week New York wish you prosperity (fu), long life (shou), peace (ning), and health (kang) in the New Year.

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