"Son of the rich" Red-Glazed Plate
With auspicious red colour and distinct patterns, traditional porcelain is often red-glazed, featuring scenes of traditional gardens and seasonal blooms. This design adds a modern twist: Modern people enjoying an ancient garden landscape creates a sense of humour between the old and new. The peacock to the left is in full display. Per Chinese culture, its"thousand eyes" is promoting fame and auspiciousness while the circular coin with a square hole generates prosperity for the viewer. Relaxation in a modern-day context is no more than playing guitar, or walking the dog!
"Son of the rich" Red-Glazed Plate are locally handmade by Yuet Tung China Works, which was established in 1928, the first hand-painted porcelain factory in Hong Kong
"Son of the rich" Red-Glazed Plate 「敗家仔」紅瓷碟
From the dawn of time, tradesmen decorated Chinese porcelain with symbolic and auspicious ideas. Bat (fu 蝠) is a symbol of good fortune while deer (lu 鹿) symbolises the ability to reap rewards (lu 祿). The decorative details on Chinese porcelain reflect the hopes and wishes of the ancient Chinese people. Each generation holds a different set of expectations, and younger Millennials are driven by differentdesires today. Therefore, our work tries to combine traditional Chinese porcelain with popular culture, aiming to bring traditional crafts and blessings into everyday life.