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This 14" platter was hand-thrown in stoneware, dipped in our Zircon glaze, and hand-painted by Miranda Thomas in 24 karat gold with a unique decoration of a fiery phoenix and flower blossoms. The back of the platter has two holes for hanging.
"The phoenix bird is the symbol for many ancient cultures of the cycle of regeneration, resurrection and immortality. In ancient Greece, the Phoenix was a mythical bird of matchless splendor and extraordinary longevity. It was cremated upon a funeral pyre of aromatic twigs, set alight by the heat of its own body and had the power to be reborn from its own ashes. To the ancient Egyptians, the Phoenix was a symbol of the solar cycle. Its association with the rising and setting of the Sun and the annual flooding of the Nile represent the Phoenix’s relationship to regeneration and life. This splendid and fabulous bird rose at dawn from the waters of the Nile like the Sun, and it burnt itself to ashes in the darkness of the night, only to be reborn the next day."
- Miranda Thomas