Peony in Vase
is the Queen of Flowers and emblem of wealth, beauty and happy.
In the Song era, it acquired nicknames of 'wealth flower'. It
is especially favored by the upper classes and considered a symbol
of prosperity. Peony was often used in paintings, handicrafts
and embroidery. In other meaning the peony is a symbol of love
and affection and is representative of good luck and of spring
in the cycle of the four seasons. Chinese believe that one who
loves peony would love reality and pure things so they love peace
and quite isolated.
The word vase in Chinese sounds much like the word for peace.
Giving peony to someone means you want that person to take care
of him/herself for you.