This particular lighter is a special order piece, so please be advised that the handling time is around 5 months. Because this item is made-to-order, returns are not accepted. The item will need to be paid for to begin the commissioned work. As this piece is limited to only 88 pieces worldwide, production will begin at the point of payment. At Truphae, we will keep the buyer updated on all progress as the creation is being made. We are authorized dealers for S.T. Dupont, and this piece comes direct from the distributor. Any invoices and proof of purchase needed can be provided to the buyer at any point. Don't pass up the opportunity to own a very rare piece from the S.T. Dupont collection below the usual online price! Enjoy the peace of mind of purchasing from one of the most credible luxury goods sellers online!
The Dog is the eleventh in the 12th year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. Dog is man's good friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. People born in the Year of the Dog are independent, sincere, loyal, and not afraid of difficulties in daily life. These shining characteristics make them have harmonious relationships with the people around them. Their strengths are valiance, loyalty, responsibility, cleverness, courageousness, and liveliness. Their weaknesses are sensitivity, conservativeness, stubbornness, and emotion.
The design of this S.T. Dupont limited edition creation represents the concept of “money dog. The stand is called “Ruyi”. Ruyi is a curved decorative object that serves as a ceremonial scepter in Chinese Buddhism or a talisman symbolizing power and good fortune in Chinese folklore. A traditional Ruyi has a long S-shaped handle and a head fashioned like a fist, cloud, or lingzhi mushroom. Ruyi are constructed from diverse materials. The Ruyi image frequently appears as a motif in Asian art.
Inspiration for the lighter design came from Chinese antique wooden doors. In traditional Chinese architecture, antique wooden doors and windows are symbols of Chinese culture and art. A long time ago, the Chinese people had their wishes and blessings engraved onto window frames and doors. The main role of the window frames and of the doors is to “put soul into the art” of a building. Every exquisite window frame and door has become an artistic crystallization of Chinese traditional culture. In the history of world architecture, the beauty of tradition Chinese wooden architecture is unique.
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Shipping note: We will keep the buyer updated with all progress through the creation of their special piece. As these are made-to-order, production will take around 5 months. Upon completion of payment, the commissioned work will begin and paperwork will be provided to the buyer as proof of purchase. As we are S.T. Dupont dealers, we will provide a 2 year warranty.
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