Gilt Oriental Goldfish Plaque
Size: H46.5cm x 24cm x 6cm
The tranquil scene of nine ornamental fan-tailed goldfish swimming amongst lotus represents an abundance of wealth and purity. Modelled in full 3D, each goldfish is lavishly gilded in 24K gold, and set against a pewter surface rippled to mimic water.
The plaque’s subject matter is a visual manifestation of the inscribed poem, which alludes to the fruition of wishes.
Nine goldfish swimming happily all day long
Up to the fragrant lotus in the pond
When the time is right and the wind begins to blow
Their dreams will come true
Lo and behold
About the collection
The exoticism and lofty symbolism of oriental style, legacy of a millennia-old continuous civilisation, provides an opulent counterpoint to the restraint of contemporary aesthetics.