Mrs. Pauline Cutrupia launches her new book “A Thousand Auspicious Meanings”
Mrs. Pauline Ngai Cutrupia, Honorary Permanent President of the HKBU Foundation and Managing Director of the Sapientia Foundation, recently released a new book entitled A Thousand Auspicious Meanings. The two-volume book focuses on the artistic, cultural and historical motifs of Chinese porcelain teapots from the Sapientia collection for the domestic market. The collection was started in 1980s by Mr. Franco Cutrupia, Honorary Permanent President of the HKBU Foundation and President of C.N.T. Limited. Soon after arriving in China, he became fascinated by the beauty, variety of shapes and decorative motifs of Chinese porcelain teapots. Later, he was joined in his passion for Chinese porcelain by his wife, Ms. Pauline Ngai, an alumna of the HKBU Department of History and author of the book. This book examines the auspicious motifs that appear in Chinese porcelain decoration, and opens up a fascinating insight into Chinese culture and the interpretation of the meanings and significance of each motif. For more details, please click here.