The Guardian of Hope

Liu Wing Sheung, Fanson Lam

The door knockers made by Master Liu and Fanson Lam, are inspired by the dogs that became the spiritual companion of Master Liu over the years. Through the collaboration, the master and his apprentice incorporated their respective expertise in casting and sculpting —

Fanson sculpted the dog heads in wax model while Liu cast them into several bronze door knockers. 

In traditional Chinese architecture, a pair of door knockers are installed onto each side of the doors. By pounding the metallic knob, the sound serves the same purpose as a doorbell.

The door knocker comprises a metal ring and a base. The base can be either menba (cymbal-shaped) or pushou (animal-shaped). Circular, hexagonal and octagonal cymbal-shaped bases are mostly found in a commoner’s residence. They are usually engraved with religious patterns such as Bagua (the eight symbols in Taoist cosmology for the fundamental principles of reality) or totem. As for pushou, they were adorned with beast heads and are usually found in mansions or palaces. According to Feng Shui, these animal-shaped door bases are the guardians defending the house from evil spirits.

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