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Crystal Treasure Vase, A Vase of Riches-White Yulan Luck

$12,540.00

The Collection: Dancing Blooms, Flying Fish, Spring Lights Converge 

Design Concept:

In springtime, the white yulan magnolia is China’s quintessential seasonal flower. In bloom, its scent is gently tantalizing; its blossoms classically beautiful. Often planted exclusively in imperial palaces, temples and residences of the affluent, the flower denotes luck and the power of affluence. In 2010, LIULI glass artists combined the studio’s signature pate-de-verre casting method with mouth-blowing techniques to create this collection of “bao ping” (or treasure vases). Symbolizing exuberant wealth, elegance and nobility, the yulan vase in particular shows the transformation of goldfish and flower. It flows in dream-like patterns, revealing a metamorphosis of beauty and grace.

White Yulan Luck, Treasure Vase

Water flows slowly with beauty,
Springtime opulence in the jade temple.
Dancing in flight, Hearts in unison,
Luck alights with the noble flower and stamen;
Welcome happiness in fragrant pairs.

瑞合生香聚宝瓶

漫漫麗水
玉堂春富貴
翩翩于飛, 齊心同生香
纖花玉蕊祥瑞臨
喜迎對對芬芳。

Item No.:

PCF014.ADA

Size:

11.81"L x 11.81"D x 14.17"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

350 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