https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7426/28117621725_c9ab1a5cbe_b.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7345/28117621085_30429a4d55_b.jpg Not many people were born rich. It takes a tiny bit of money at a time to accumulate a fortune, and to become a “hoya” man. (Hoya means to be rich in local Taiwanese dialect.) Hoya is not just a tiger that accumulates money (see note). It symbolizes a saving of lifetime, one step at a time. It is accumulating a saving of credits, attitudes of life, life experience, and a life philosophy of being open-minded and considerate. It is like a round and plump Hoya. A single pose will simply finish what is thrown at him. Note: Hoya, or Master Tiger in local Taiwanese dialect, is often seen sitting next to or under the altar at the shrine of Land God (or Tudigong in Chinese) or Lord Cheng Huang (or Cheng Huang Yeh in Chinese). He is the guard of the Land God or Lord Cheng Huang shrine, depending on where you see it. There is another saying that he is the lord’s ride and the guardian of children. As folklore tells, Hoya is a beast of wealth. Thus, the author refers Hoya to wealth or richness, as the name Hoya pronounces very similar to hoya, which is to be rich in local Taiwanese dialect. Material：Porcelain Size：Ø11x15x11.5cm Net weight：280g Contents：Hoya x1 Package：Paperborad box [ Award ] The "Hoya" is awarded as one of Selected Enteries of Creative Living-A Selected Exhibition of New Ceramic Works 2010 hosted by Taipei county Yingge Ceramics Museum. Our product was fired at 1260 celsius and passed SGS inspection of lead and chromium. Porcelain products could be heated with oven, cooker and microwave. Dish washer and dryer could also be applied. Products may crack caused by instant heating or defrosting after freezing under low temperature. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50589394036_80a5dc93e1_b_d.jpg [ Methods of matainence ] Wash immediately after use with sponge, soft cloth or soft detergent to avoid scratching the glaze. Could apply hot water and baking soda to clean stain when all the methods above fail to work. [ What are needed to know before purchase ] Size and shape of porcelain products might have slight differences due to contraction. Some of the porcelain products cannot be 100% perfect since it were handcrafted. Please put this factor into consideration before purchase. Product might carry a slightly different colour than what is seen on the website due to each monitor's configuration. Please use physical products as the actual reference. Proper communication before purchase could save the effort of returning or replacement of the product. Please contact us if you have any question. International shipping cost is quoted by airfreight. International shipping might be affected by the quantity of order and policy of each region. Please email us before purchase for detailed information. If shipping cost exceeds the original quote, we will email the buyer for supplementary payments. Please email us if gift bags are needed.