A Pair of Guangcai Porcelain Plates with Magpie, Plum Blossom and Narcissus
Diameter: 18cm /pc
Magpies were seen as happy messengers by the ancient Chinese, reflected in the Chinese word for magpie, meaning ‘bird of happiness’. Two magpies together mean ‘double happiness’, while the Chinese word ‘eyebrow’ is a homonym with ‘plum’, thus the image of two magpies resting on a plum tree symbolize ‘happiness jumps onto the eyebrow’, which can be pictured as a joyful face. The love for magpies has been passed down since ancient times. Every time we see a magpie on the plum tree, we know good fortune and happiness will follow.
About K11 Craft & Guild Foundation
KCG is Asia’s first and unique creative platform for cultural contemplation focusing on conserving and preserving Chinese traditional craftsmanship. By identifying fast-disappearing crafts, building research initiatives related to Hong Kong and Greater China and engaging the public, we provide opportunities for learning and exchange of ideas about challenges and resolutions on the future development of contemporary craftsmanship and international significance, aiming at rejuvenating the endangered artistry and creating social impact.
Adrian Cheng, Cultural Entrepreneur and Founder of K11 Art Foundation and Culture for Tomorrow, founded the non-profit foundation K11 Craft & Guild Foundation (KCG) in 2018, with the aim to conserve and preserve fast-disappearing Chinese traditional craftsmanship, educate the general public of Hong Kong and Greater China on social contemplation in a multi-disciplinary approach and crafting the future of our living culture, enrich our urban experiences through supporting heritage, creativity and contemporary innovations. KCG is a platform for research, experimentation and new ideas.
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