Limited Edition 2021 Year of the Ox Plaque
Size: H38cm x 28cm x 5.5cm
A limited edition of 1,000 individually numbered pieces worldwide.
A 24K gilded water buffalo strides purposefully up the riverbank, its backdrop of the traditional repeating wan or ‘ten thousand years’ longevity pattern incised in a satin finish pewter parabolic disc.
Stylised waves, rocks and clouds provide a dramatic backdrop in crimson bonded porcelain. 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.
Included is 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 Ox is the second sign of the Chinese zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021) share the character traits of tolerance, determination, a decisive nature and trust in others.