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Crystal Mythical Creature, Qilin, Auspicious Qilin, Set of 2

$388.00

Note: Limited quantity available.  This artwork will be discontinued soon.

The Collection: Embrace the World

Design Concept:

The “qilin” is an elusive creature regarded highly for its powers in the natural world.  Here, two are seen dancing in different positions.  Made with exquisite detail down to the last scale, the dragon-like fairytale creatures bring luck as well as a reverence for the more mystical elements of art in heritage.

設計概念說明

  • 麒麟,龍的九子之一,與龍、鳳、龜並稱為「四靈」,被喻為仁獸、瑞獸。
  • 麒麟代表著幸福吉祥,人們希望麒麟總是伴隨著自己,給自己帶來幸運和光明,辟除不祥。
  • 兩隻小麒麟,各自舒展身體,一隻抬足,一隻立定,引頸向上,彷彿馬上要騰空而起,一躍沖天。
  • 小麒麟們作工精雕細琢,俏皮的神態被刻畫的惟妙惟肖,在燈光的照射下彷彿被賦予了生命力一般。
  • 麒麟有辟邪的功效,置於家中陳設或者饋贈好友皆宜。

Auspicious Qilin (Set of 2)

One small Qilin,
One large blessing.
Imposing and stunning,
It safeguards peace with benevolence.

麒麟祥瑞(抬足和立定 

小麒麟
大福澤
威風神采耀
仁善守太平

Item No.:

PAA054.ATA

Size (Package):

8.27"L x 2.20"D x 3.62"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

1,800 pieces (Worldwide)

* Note: As the art pieces are individually hand-made, the color and dimensions will vary slightly.

Exquisite LIULI Gift Bags

Packaging Award by Germany's iF Design Award

Every art pieces comes with the gift-ready packaging including gift box & bag, product's description card, greeting card, and authentic certificate*.

* Authentic certificate only comes with most art pieces at the valued of $500 and more, which include the signature of the artist, product detail, and the edition number (if applied).

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Artist/Founder Loretta H. Yang leads a team of experienced artisans to create arts that honor the richness of cultural heritage and value.

Step No. 1: Design and sculpting

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Step 2 of the process involves coating our original clay sculpture in silicone. Layer after layer (3 to 7 layers) is fastidiously coated to produce a negative mold, a crucial step in capturing the prevision of the sculpture. Each layer must dry completely before additional layer is applied, thickness must be uniform to prevent leakage of wax. Once complete, the clay is removed to reveal a negative silicone mold.

Step No. 2: Silicone molding

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Pour molten wax into the negative silicone mold.

Step No. 3: Infusion of molten wax. Fill wax into a negative mold.

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Once wax has solidified and cooled, release the wax form by carefully peeling back the silicone mold. Like a butterfly molting, the silicon is shed to reveal a positive wax form.

Step No. 4: Shedding of silicon mold to obtain the wax form

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A careful refinement of the wax sculpture. Because every microinch and subtlety plays its own role in the grand scheme of beauty. Our artists refine the wax mold to its final perfection.

Step No. 5: Wax form refinement; removing imperfections

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The wax mold is placed on a wooden plank in a metal container and plaster is poured and solidified. Embedding wax form with fire-resistant plaster.

Step No. 6: Coating the wax sculpture with plaster to form a refractory mold

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Wax is steamed out of the plaster under high heat yielding a negative plaster mold.

Step No. 7: Removal of wax with steam—the essence of the “lost-wax” process

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Liuli ingredients are created through unique firing and processing of glass. Color and size appropriate pieces are placed within the plaster and fired.

Step No 8: Choosing color; kiln firing

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Fire and melt. Under intense heat, a new vision of transparency and clarity is born.

Step No. 9: Re-firing at 1,400 degrees Celsius

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Extreme patience and care are necessary when removing the plaster to prevent damage.

Step No. 10: Removal of plaster mold

When the art pieces emerge, our masters step in to carefully chip away the plaster mold. Like excavating fragile archaeological relics, one false move and you're left with broken shards.

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First comes die-cutting - smoothing the crystal down to the last microinch. Rough polish, removal of excess support, refinement and fine surface polish with a high-speed fabric wheel.

Step No. 11: Retouching of details; burnishing and polishing

Our artist refines and re-polishes each and every detail yet again.

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An etched number on the base of each piece indicates its limited edition and reminds us to never stop creating. After the engraving - an official LIULI artwork is born.

Step No.12: Final inspection; etching of serial number; packaging