Limited Edition 2024 Year of the Dragon Plaque
Size: H38cm x 28cm x 38cm
A limited edition of 1,000 individually numbered pieces worldwide.
Adapted from one on a Qing dynasty Qianlong-Jiaqing (1735 - 1820) period dragon robe, the 24K gilded dragon appears to emerge from the backdrop of a repeating wan or ‘ten thousand years’ longevity pattern.
Stylised waves, rocks and clouds provide a dramatic backdrop in crimson composite resin. Considered together, the plaque’s bold disc and its rectilinear frame reference the Chinese concept of the dome of heaven and the earthly plane, with its allusions to universal harmony.
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.
Includes a 4cm x 12cm engraving plate. Appropriate for personalisation in either landscape or portrait orientation, it slots comfortably into the frame’s integral channel.
About the collection
The Dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Dragon (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024) are said to be courageous, intelligent and benevolent.