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LIULI Crystal Art, Mythical Creature, Paperweight, Decor, Set of 4, Dragon, Vermillion Bird, Tiger, Tortoise

$552.00

Design Description:

The design highlights an all-around grain motif and four mythical creatures- dragon(strength), phoenix(splendor), tortoise(wisdom), tiger(power).

Food is a human necessity, the grain motif represents our ancestors’ reverence toward this heavenly gift. Not only is the grain motif an aesthetic symbol, it is a philosophy of a united heaven and earth. The grain motif transcends time and space.

In modern form, it is a return to the essence of existence, an object of showing gratitude to mother nature, and praying for abundance in blessings and a good life.

This collection of decorative artwork could also be used as paperweights.

「民以食為天」谷粒是先人賴以生存的維繫,穀粒撐起先人心中的那片天。穀粒紋不僅是一種美學符號,更是天人合一的倫理思考。穀粒紋跨越時間的限制,以現代的表現形式回溯質樸本源。是先人對於天地的一種敬畏感恩。

穀粒代表豐收,青龍代表權力,白虎代表威武,朱雀代表光華,玄武代表智慧。穀粒紋與四大神獸的結合,祈願天地和順,豐衣足食。

Luminosity of the Azure Dragon Splendor of the Vermillion Bird Mighty White Tiger Wisdom of the Black Tortoise

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.

When we understand our connection to others and our place in the universe, peace and harmony fill our lives.

青龍昌 朱雀華 白虎威 玄武智

東青龍、西白虎、南朱雀、北玄武
安定人心,信心的鎮守與護佑。

古老的東方智慧,生生不息,
指引人們前往美好和諧的未來。

Item No.:

CPA043.A21XZ 

Size:

3.90"L x 3.90"D x 1.20"H per piece

Total of four pieces in this set. 

Material:

Crystal Glass

Limited Edition:

8000 (Worldwide)

Technique:

Pate de Verre

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).

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

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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