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2017/2/39 Poster, 'joyful celebration for the abundant harvest (Xiqingfengshou)', ink on paper, published and printed in Hong Kong, 1960s- 1990s. Click to enlarge.

Chinese poster

Printed 1970-1999
This is a Chinese New Year picture (nianhua). The New Year pictures were popular household decoration in China until the mid 20th century. Employing various elements of folk art and symbolism, these pictures expressed wishes for happiness, prosperity and good luck. The fish symbolises wealth and the peach is a symbol of longevity. Chubby babies are also popular.


Object No.


Object Statement

Poster, 'joyful celebration for the abundant harvest (Xiqingfengshou)', ink on paper, published and printed in Hong Kong, 1960s- 1990s

Physical Description

Poster in portrait orientation and printed in colour. The picture is of a happy, little girl, seated astride the curved back of a large red fish. Over her shoulder she holds a large yellow bunch of grain. Around the base of the fish are round white peonie buds. The sytlised background is split in two horizontally with the bottom third blue and the top part red. A large round red sun is in the top right corner and stylised clouds float in front.


Printed, front, bottom left hand corner, in black, Chinese characters. Printed, front, bottom right hand corner in black Chinese characters and "0003 Published & Printed in Hong Kong"



770 mm


535 mm





Credit Line

Purchased with funds from the MAAS Foundation, 2017

Acquisition Date

19 January 2017

Cite this Object


Chinese poster 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 June 2020, <>


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