Crystal Gourd or Hulu, Feng Shui, Happiness Lies Ahead
Heavily laid with traditional cultural motifs and Chinese aesthetics symbolizing good fortune, this piece is among its collection’s most classic interpretations of the beloved spring season. Its centralhulufigure stands erect on a rich ancient goldSycee—both symbolizing richness and fruitfulness. Flanking the sycee base areruyisymbols representing the coming of good fortune. With daffodil flowers and floral embellishments sculpted throughout in masterful positive relief, this baroque-like Chinese artwork is deeply steeped in traditional symbolism and blessings. “Happiness Lies Ahead" makes for an excellent gift to family members or anniversary, conveying ultimate well wishes.
The Chinese word for gourd, hulu (葫芦), has other auspicious associations as well. In some dialects, the character hu (葫) has a similar pronunciation to fu (福) which means "happiness" or "good fortune". Therefore, saying hulu (葫 芦) for gourd would sound similar to fulu (福禄) which means "happiness and rank (as in attaining a high status.)".
Happiness Lies Ahead
Topped with fortune, great luck and advantage, spring shines its light on all the good happening before our eyes.