Royal Selangor ushers in the 2017 Year of the Rooster with a collection featuring the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac.
The rooster symbolises luck, fidelity and protection in Asia. The characters for rooster and auspicious are homophones in Mandarin Chinese, underpinning the animal’s close association with good fortune in Chinese culture.
The highlight of the collection is the Year of the Rooster plaque with a limited edition of only 1,000 worldwide. Engraved with a lyrical poem that alludes to the arrival of prosperity and wealth in the new year, the plaque features a rooster against a backdrop of lush peony flowers which signify wealth and honour. The rooster is embellished in 24k gold.
The collection also features a contemporary interpretation of the rooster bowl, inspired by its ceramic counterparts which are popular in Southern China. Adorned with the motif of a rooster, banana plant and peony flower, the traditional rooster bowl symbolises aspirations for wealth and prosperity.
Completing the collection is an elegant rooster figurine and a pair of gold plated pewter rooster chopsticks rest. As with the other items in this collection, the set makes a great gift for Chinese New Year.
View the Year of the Rooster collection at any Royal Selangor retail store, authorised dealer and online at royalselangor.com.