Archives for the day of: 09/11/2011

L230xW130xH40, China

This is a Four Season Floral Plate use specifically for presenting poultry dishes (roast duck in particular).  The four season flowers are: Narcissus, Lotus, Chrysanthemum, Plum Blossom; they represented good fortune for every season.

H120xL120xW30mm, China

Tin toy was introduced into China at the turn of the century and by the 20s China has started producing tin toy.  As they are durable and cheap they became the toy for many generations.  The name tin toy came from the fact that it is made from thin sheets of steel plated tin which are then painted over.  This windup toy of a boy and a dog, this is chosen for the blog because it resemble my dog spike!