Wonderful hand carved ivory 'lucky pig' resting nonchalantly on its side, signed Barrett & Sons, Piccadilly, 63 & 64 and with registration number 434873
The design RD 434873 was registered in 1904
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Height: 2 cm
Depth: 3 cm
Width: 5 cm
Condition: Excellent Condition
Materials: Hand Carved Ivory
YEAR OF THE PIG
Chinese New Year Hyun Mi Yoo, Good Luck-Pig - Based on true story: a poor young man came to Seoul with his brothers, dreamed of two pigs, had two children, and became a millionaire.
The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.
Years of the Pig include 2031, 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935... A Pig year occurs every 12 years.
The Pig is the twelfth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle. The twelve zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
With a round and fat face, the Pig is the symbol of wealth, felicity, honesty, and practicality in Chinese zodiac culture. Many money pots (Chinese piggybanks) are made pig-shaped as people believe Pig invocation will bring good luck monetarily.