Local traditional craftsmen Peter Ng, Luk Shu Choi and Luk Keung Choi collaborated to create this engraved copper pot. The Luk brothers first created the copper pot through forging. Master Ng further engraved the pot with vines, spiral-shaped patterns, and "The Four Gentlemen" in Chinese classic literature — plum blossom, orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum. These decorative motifs were carved on the body of the pot, symbolizing the seamless harmony of the four seasons.
One of Ping Kee Copperware's long-established products is the copper pot, which was mainly supplied to local congee shops. Copper conducts heat well and can withstand high temperatures, making it especially suitable for cooking congee, a favorite of the Cantonese. It is a popular belief that copper pots can bring out the congee's delicate flavor and ingredients.
Master Ng and the Luk brothers have known and admired each other for many years, but they have never collaborated until now. The techniques of Master Ng have mainly been used in the jewelry industry, while the Luk brothers focused more on making daily household objects. This collaboration is a new way to demonstrate the traditional "division of labor" in the metal industry and the interdependent relationships between craftsmen.