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Just Landed: Meet the Mottahedeh Sacred Bird and Butterfly Charger

You know we adore a charger that knows how to work a room. Meet the Mottahedeh Sacred Bird and Butterfly Charger—a must for soigné soirée vibes.

The Sacred Butterfly was a Chinese export pattern of about 1800 and was intended for those who admired the sophistication of placing traditional Chinese motifs of birds, butterflies, and flowers on European shapes. The Chinese word for butterfly, tieh, is a pun that expresses the wish that the owner might live to a ripe age. These motifs were rendered with characteristic understatement in the traditional Chinese orange and gold colors in an all-over pattern. The marriage of shape and design was a success and was reproduced in English china in about 1800-1810.