Mother of Pearl Plate, handcrafted from the finest mother of pearls in Southeast Asia, decorated with Sterling Silver Dragon. It is popularly used as a home or office décor but also suited as a formal dining implement. Nestle this iridescent plate 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 辰, 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.
Lotus Arts de Vivre sources its Mother of Pearl plates from the tropics of Asia and the collection includes various designs of plates. Mother of Pearl is the common name for a nacre coating, it is strong, resilient, and iridescent. Popular for their sturdiness and beauty, it was also used to decorate watches, knives, guns, and jewellery. The main commercial sources of these shells started in the early 1900’s, worn by the Kings and Queens of various eras.
This piece took approximately 6-8 weeks labour to finish, with over 6 craftsmen and designers involved from design to production.
Size: 23(W) x 26(L) x 4(H) cm.
Weight: 866 g.