Mother of pearl plate, handcrafted from the finest mother of pearls in Southeast Asia, decorated with sterling silver dragon (handle) that dances and swirls symbolically chasing pearls.
It is popularly used as a home or office décor but also suited as a formal dining implement. Nestle this iridescent plate in a crystal bowl with shaved ice for a stunning caviar presentation or host miniature dessert items and various hors d'oeuvres.
In symbolism, Dragons traditionally are the embodiment of primordial power, the ultimate ruler of all the elements - Fire, Water, Earth, and Wind. It is the fifth of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals and associated with the Earthly branch symbol ?, pronounced chen. In Chinese folklore, the Dragon of often seen chasing after a flaming Pearl, symbolically associated with energy, wisdom, prosperity, power, and immortality. As a totem, the Dragon serves as a powerful guardian and guide and is a symbol of good luck for people who are worthy of it in East Asian culture.
This piece took more than 1.5 months to complete with more than 4 craftsmen and designers involved at various stages.
Size: 26.7(W) x 37(L) x 9(H) cm.
Weight: 1.3 kg.