Spotlight: The Year of the Dragon Commemorative Plates

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In celebration of the Chinese zodiac “Year of the Dragon”, Villeroy & Boch has created this wonderful porcelain series, all dedicated to the upcoming Chinese New Year.

Villeroy & Boch Year of the Dragon Commemorative Plates

Chinese New Year begins on January 23, 2012 and promises to be a year of good luck. If you are having a baby, starting a business or planning any big event, the Year of the Dragon is the year to do it!

This limited edition series, called Dragon, is a wonderful reminder of all the good energy surrounding this Chinese New Year. Each piece is highly decorated with deep reds, vibrants blues, rich oranges and layered generously with gold decor. The designs are intricate with positive symbols of luck and fortune nestled throughout the design. We love the design alone, but once you start to find all the unique symbols, these pieces become so much more unique.


Villeroy & Boch Year of the Dragon Plate

A. The repetition of the cloud motif stands for neverending luck
B. A pomegranate denotes fertility
C. Clouds are a symbol of good luck
D. A round medallion stands for success and harvest and is the Chinese symbol for long life
E. The dragon symbolises happiness, wealth, long life, prosperity and luck
F. The color red keeps evil at bay
G. Buddha’s hand citron is a symbol for well-being
H. Old copper coins represent riches and prosperity
I. Three-legged money frog is meant to keep evil at bay, protect prosperity and increase earnings
J. Bats symbolize a bright future


We wish everyone a happy 2012