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LIULI Crystal Fish Sculpture, Becoming Dragon


The Collection: A Window into Zhuangzi's World

Design Description:

A school of 9 carp fish swim upward, giving it their all. In various poses, in one direction, singing a single courageous tune. With hearts united, no wave is too strong. Chinese legend has it that the carp who leaps over Dragon’s Gate will become a dragon. This moment has often been commemorated in poetry and has come to symbolize achievement and success. The lively carp is in constant motion, advancing through rivers with courage. In a school, the carp swim past obstacles together, joyfully. In a school, they exude strength and teamwork.

九條鯉魚的群像塑造向上,姿態各異,但朝著同一個方向,共譜生命的英雄曲。鯉魚奔騰活躍,力爭上游,在江海中激流勇進。與夥伴同行,即使路有荊棘,也昂揚向上,歡歌笑語。中國古代傳說只要鯉魚能夠跳過龍門 ,就會變化成為真龍。鯉魚象徵著勤勞、善良、堅貞、吉祥,鯉魚積極奮鬥的形象總會給人以力量,團隊共向一心更需要活力去迎接未來。

Becoming Dragon

The sky is as wide as our dreams.
Faith in the shape of a smile,
we rise courageously into this world
with an unstoppable and mighty resolve.

Courageously without fear,
advancing without neglect,
hearts and minds united,
higher and higher we go.




Item No.:



17.3”L x 6.3”D x 13.3"H inches


Crystal Glass

Limited Edition:

998 (Worldwide)


Pate de Verre

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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

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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