Dragon Stacking Plates
An example of virtuoso 15th century artistry and craft, a lacquer box’s carving of a dragon writhing amongst clouds graces Freeman Lau’s versatile multi-tiered container.
Comprising three stacking dishes, two in satin finish pewter, one in bone china; topped with the spectacular dragon lid, the set serves as valet tray, bottle coaster, desk tidy, canapé dish or a multitude of other functions.
Based on a round lidded box with cloud and dragon decoration, carved cinnabar lacquer over wood; Ming dynasty, Xuande reign (1426-1435)
Freeman Lau, a founding partner of Hong Kong’s Kan and Lau Design Consultants, is a graphic designer and fine artist, a frequent speaker at international design forums, and the recipient of the HKSAR government’s Bronze Bauhinia Star in recognition of his contributions in enhancing the identity of Hong Kong design.
About the collection
A collaborative project with Taiwan’s National Palace Museum to reimagine its priceless collection of Chinese artworks and artefacts as objects for a contemporary lifestyle. Each piece carries the Museum’s logotype.