2020 Year of the Rat Wealth Bowl
Size: Bowl H3.5cm x Dia 13cm, stand H5cm x 8.5cm x 8.5cm
In Chinese geomancy or feng shui, it is believed that, with certain characteristics, a bowl has the ability to draw in wealth and opportunity. In addition to a generously open form, the better for which abundance to enter, our bowl for this new 12-year cycle also features wealth-attracting 24K gilding to the rim and the inquisitive rat in the central medallion. Dashing round is a lively frieze of the twelve animals engaged in the Great Race.
Folk tales recount the oriental zodiac's origins with the story of the Great Race, called by the deity the Jade Emperor to assign each year in the 12-year cycle an animal in the order they reached him by crossing a river. First past the post was the Rat, then the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
A H4cm x 6cm landscape format engraving plate for personalisation is included, as is a square display stand in crimson bonded porcelain, incised with stylised waves, rocks and clouds.
About the collection
The Rat is the first animal in the Chinese zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020) share the character traits of wit, imagination and curiosity, and are considered dependable, determined and believers in lifelong alliances.