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LIULI Crystal Art, Mythical Creature-Qilin - Beauty

$690.00


Design Description:

The Qilin represents the element earth and the central position, and is frequently depicted in yellow; hence it is also known as the Golden Qilin. The lifespan of this mythical creature is said to be two thousand years. The male is called qi, and the female lin; both are a composite of a deer, horse, cow, and fish. The Qilin is noted for its gentle disposition, and is so benevolent that it carefully avoids treading on greenery of any kind. A traditional symbol of prosperity, the Qilin is said to bring bumper crops and progeny.

The Qilin in this piece is embedded within a hollow sphere representing the universe, and is depicted leaping out of the water, with its bushy mane flying in the wind. It’s resolute expression and dynamic posture exude confidence and strength.

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.

麒麟, 五行屬土, 方位對應中央、麒麟屬黃,亦稱黃金麒麟。麒麟是中國古代神話傳說中的神獸,據說能活兩千年。雄的名麒,雌的名麟,合稱麒麟,集結鹿、馬、牛、魚等吉祥動物美好象徵於一身,性情溫和,不傷人畜,不踐踏花草,故稱為仁獸,麒麟使天地年年五穀豐收;又麒麟送子,代表代代興旺。

造型上,用圓代表宇宙,麒麟呈現跳躍出水的動態姿勢,前蹄騰空向前,眼神堅定,鬃毛被風吹拂,根根分明,整體展現出蓄勢待發,以及無比的信心與活力。

五相,東青龍、西白虎、南朱雀、北玄武、中麒麟,安定人心,信心的鎮守與護佑。古老的東方智慧,指引人們前往美好和諧的未來。

The Heart Points To The Future - Qilin - Beauty

Benefactor of the land,
each step harmonious and kind.
In praise of righteousnes,
a beautiful display,
the qilin safeguards
the fated cycle of time,
heaven and earth.

心之所向,明日所在 - 麒麟!美

仁澤大地
步步是和善
德馨詠贊
集美一身
守中樞
四時運周
祥瑞永佑乾坤

Item No.:

PEA129.ADA 

Size:

5.1”L x6.1”H x3.3”D inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

3800 Pieces Worldwide

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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