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W170xH280mm, China

This paper cutout is a pair of candles on the wedding candle stand.  On the candle stand is the word double happiness “喜喜”, the two of them giving the joy of quadruple happiness!  Candles are a symbol of marriage, the word 花燭 Hua Zhu (flower candle) is synonymous with marriage.  These red wedding candles will be placed in the living room as well as the bedroom of the couple.  It is however interesting to know that the use of flower candles were initially for the bride’s family, to console the departure of their beloved daughter.

Amongst the unique pottery, you will also find Mountain Folkcraft’s collection at the Cobo Ceramic Workshop X’mas Sale.

COBO CERAMIC WORKSHOP
1/F Fortune Court, 33 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

5 – 9 Dec 2014 (Fri – Tue)
13:00-20:00

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The beautiful jade pendant has the theme of a carp swimming among the lotus, this theme is popular in Chinese painting.  It is true that muddy lotus pool offer an ideal habitat for the carp fish and that it makes an interesting composition, the reason for this established theme lays in another reason.  Like most Chinese decoration, it is an idea of blessing; the words lotus 蓮 (lian) and carp 鯉 (li) shares the same pronouncation with the words joined 連 (lian) and branches 理 (li).  連理 refers to two individual trees having their branches joined together (inosculation), a marriage, becoming one.   A blessing for the marriage, an ideal X’mas present for the wife.

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Collectible Jewellery Collection

W120xD100xH200mm, China

In the old days when free love was forbidden in China, all marriage proposals has to go through a matchmaker.  Even when the couples are already in love with each other, one would still have to go through a matchmaker in order to make the marriage a proper one.  The job of the matchmaker seems to be only opened to woman, apart from the proposing, they are also responsible for presenting the information of both families.  In order to make the deal, the positive points are often emphasised and the weakness carefully put.  Acting as the communicator for both families, she is also the   co-ordinator, MC, organiser for the wedding.

The head of the figurine nods and the body wobbles resembling the matchmaker lady saying all the goodness about the marriage.  The fan, of course, is the essential tool for the matchmaker, making sure everyone would stay cool during the big day.