The pronunciation of “chicken” in Chinese also sounds like the character that indicates a good omen. The crowing of roosters in the morning signals the end of a long dark night and the dawn of a beautiful day.
The rooster is accompanied by two traditional symbols of wealth: a peony motif and a pair of ancient Chinese coins. All together these three emblems deliver a message of resourcefulness. The Chinese custom of giving a rooster and hen pair as a wedding present is the inspiration for this design. The piece successfully depicts the good fortune of starting a prosperous family and is notable for its streamlined design that is hand painted in a timeless blue and white style.