2022 Year of the Tiger Figurine
Size: H18cm including base x 15cm x 15cm
The tiger, in pewter with 24K gilding, ascends to inspect the lay of the land, in a composition that conveys notions of confidence, longevity and farsightedness. Abstract motifs of waves, rocks and clouds decorate the base of crimson composite resin.
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.
Included is a H4cm x 12cm landscape format engraving plate for personalisation.
About the collection
The Tiger is the third sign of the Chinese zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022) share the character traits of bravery and competitiveness, but also generosity and charm. They are said to be natural born leaders.