Antique tray "Dragon"

Antique tray "Dragon"

Antique tray in oriental style. Made from bronze. The main decorative element is a three-dimensional decorative carving in the shape of a Chinese dragon. China, XX century.


The dragon in Asia is the main symbol, the personification of imperial power. It was believed that dragons were the progenitors of the emperors of China, the rulers of Tibet and Japan. Dragons were considered sacred creatures, they belonged to 4 elements: earth, water, fire and air. Wisdom, cunning, strength, dexterity, knowledge, sharpness of mind - dragons were worshiped and deified.