This is a fine quality Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Tray in stunning vermilion color hand-carved with the image of dragon and phoenix. The back is lacquered black. Comes with a stand. This exquisite item will definitely make a lovely addition to your home or office, envy to visitors and business associates.
Lacquerware has been made in Chinese history since 200 B.C. by using lacquer harvested from the sap of a Lacquer tree native to Southern China. It takes up months for a piece of Cinnabar lacquerware to be completed because many coats of lacquer are required to create the desired thickness that can be carved and each layer must dry before the next layer can be applied. Because of the tedious process, Cinnabar lacquer wares would fetch a higher price. Cinnabar is usually used as the coloring pigment because of its durability and beautiful vivid red to orange color – a favorite color of the Chinese. Cinnabar also has significance in Taoist culture and was regarded as the color of life and eternity.
When the Dragon and the Phoenix are depicted together, they symbolize the perfect Yin and Yang symbol, a pair of lovers that are connected for all of eternity, a happy marriage that is blessed with success and prosperity as well as many filial children.
The Dragon is one of the four celestial animals and is a very important and powerful symbol in Feng Shui. The Dragon represents the ultimate ‘Yang’ symbol, male vigor, courage, and bravery. It is magnanimous and full of vitality and strength. Affiliated with the cardinal direction “East” based on Landscape Feng Shui, the Dragon becomes a very powerful and potent symbol when placed in the East sector although it can be placed in any other direction.
The Phoenix, the queen of all the winged creatures and the ultimate symbol of feminine power which has risen out of the ash symbolizes resurrection, infinity, and rebirth. It represents opportunities and the power of hope, one of the greatest driving forces of humanity. The Phoenix brings material comfort and good fortune to those who have a run of bad luck gives them the strength to continue, to survive difficult times even though there seems to be no hope. It brings opportunity luck in your work and career and lets you see there’s light at the end of the tunnel when you are at your lowest low.
Display this item in the Southwest sector of your living room to boost your marriage luck. Place it in the Southwest sector of your bedroom if you are desperately looking for your other half or looking to enhance matriarch luck in the family! Place it in the Northwest sector to enhance the patriarch’s luck. To benefit the health and relationships among the family members, placed it in the East sector. Place it in your Nien Yen or relationship direction based on your KUA number (Eight Mansions Formula). This will assist single women and men to find their love partners and marriage.
This item makes a beautiful display and will sure to attract the attention of visitors and friends. Ideal for those who seek good fortune Feng Shui products with style and class.