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LIULI Crystal Art, Mythical Creature, Vermillion Bird - Illuminate


Design Description:

Vermillion Bird represents the element fire, color vermilion red, the southern direction, and summer. According to The Shan Hai Jing describes the phoenix as being born on Dan Mountain. Also called the Dan Phoenix. The phoenix also refers to one of exceptional talent and was born in a south-facing valley at the South Pole, and symbolizes talent and lofty aspirations. Vermillion Bird is said to bring prosperity, progeny, and peace. Vermilion red is also a celebratory color in traditional Asian culture for weddings and new business opening.

This piece is an ingenious juxtaposition of detail and sparseness, color and transparency, space and form. Vermillion Bird appears like the blazing sun, distant yet near, forever shining, representing our deepest wishes. The nature of glass transports the light, presents a space for imagination to spark.

Associated with the four quadrants of the vault of heaven are the Azure Dragon of the East, the Vermillion Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Tortoise of the North; in the center is the Qilin (unicorn). Each region corresponds to one of the five elements: metal (west), wood (east), water (north), fire (south), and earth (center). Moving across the night sky, the stars connect all life to the five elements. When the universe and elements are aligned, harmony ensues.

朱雀, 五行屬火, 代表南方的神獸,代表的顏色是紅色,代表的季節是夏季。《山海經》云:『鳳凰生於南極之丹穴』,丹穴是丹山、為朝陽之谷,鳳凰生於丹山,故名丹鳳,因此為丹鳳朝陽,喻為高而志遠,也可以比喻高才逢良時。見到牠大吉大利、地方安寧、子孫盛昌,而朱既是朱紅色、方位對應南方,代表喜慶吉利。

這件作品設計完整的把丹鳳朝陽的寓意具體形象化, 繁及簡之間在雕塑裡的平衡非常巧妙的表逹, 鳳凰的華麗, 紅如火, 在透明裡又呈現空間遼濶之感, 大大的圓, 空的太陽, 在遠遠的那一方, 充滿明亮的光茫, 是我們心底最深的期願。


The Heart Points To The Future - Vermillion Bird - Illuminate

Illuminated, resplendent,
wings extended in dance.
reflecting the south,
shining across the land.

心之所向,明日所在 - 朱雀!輝


Item No.:



5.9”L x6”H x2.6”D inches


Crystal Glass


Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

3800 Pieces Worldwide

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


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


Pour molten wax into the negative silicone mold.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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