HCM City (VNA) - The Binh Duong-based porcelain manufacturer Minh Long I has launched new ceramic ware aimed at meeting customers' decorative needs during Lunar New Year (Tet).

They include the Sac Xuan (Spring Charm) dinner set, coloured Mini Kirin statues and the Sen Vang tea set.

With its images of peach and apricot blossoms (on bowls and dishes), the dinner set evokes the influence of Earth and Heaven on Spring as well as the reunion and enhancement of close family ties.

Peach and apricot blossoms represent Vietnamese cultural beauty. The southern apricot blossoms symbolise good fortune while the northern peach blossoms are believed to be able to expel demons and usher in safety and happiness.

"Seeing peach and apricot blossoms, one can say that Tet and the reunion are coming," Minh Long I told customers about the Spring Charm dinner set.

One of four supernatural creatures venerated in East Asia, Kirin is believed to drive away evil and bring good. The 20cm, 1.1kg Kirin statues are available in yellow, white, green, blue, red, orange, brown, and black to meet customers' demands.

The coloured Kirins, with a pearl in their mouth and wearing lucky coins, are considered icons of a peaceful and prosperous Viet Nam and safety and happiness for Vietnamese families.

With lotus bulbs stretching into the air beside lotus blossoms, the small-sized Sen Vang (Golden Lotus) tea sets have both traditional and modern beauty at the same time.

One can admire the aesthetics while tasting fine tea and enjoying the pleasure of unions during TET.

Forty five years after its establishment, Minh Long I has a presence throughout Vietnam. Minh Long I products are also exported to many foreign markets like Germany, France, Japan, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and the US.

Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of the Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee, said: "Minh Long I has taken great efforts to develop its brand names and expand markets for its products.

"Its stable and profitable operations have helped contribute significantly to the State coffers and create jobs for nearly 3,000 local workers."-VNA