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LIULI Crystal Flying Purple Dragon Sculpture on Hulu Gourd, Ambition of the Heavenly Dragon

$1,100.00


Design Description:

Flying up to the skies, the dragon connects heaven and earth together with its presence and energy. The image of a dragon rising through the clouds represents expanding ambition and fearless determination. The dragon is perched upon a hulu gourd, a traditional symbol of fortune. As a whole, the design conveys a bright and fortuitous future. The overall color purple is a uniquely modern interpretation of a traditional motif, which symbolizes royalty and the grand universe.

飛龍的造型,搭配葫蘆形狀的背景,運用單一色彩,在琉璃工房這完全是展新的設計表現。曲頸昂首,騰躍於空中的飛龍,生動形象、栩栩如生,藝術家在作品中,再次完美展現了「龍」在中國文化中威嚴莊重的形象。「葫蘆」常被人們視為可以趨吉避凶、延壽消災的吉祥物,本件作品以正氣凜然的龍,浮雕騰飛於祥雲之上,大世界的背景運用葫蘆造型設計,「神龍送褔祿」借喻“福祿”的美好世界代表,是雲龍志向的美好展望。特別採用單一色系的紫色,展現「紫氣東來」優雅氣勢與吉祥寓意。

Ambition of the Heavenly Dragon

Aboard the wind and clouds-
rise,
through the moon and stars,
ambition fills the universe.

Heaven and earth in place,
in the light of the sun and moon,
life flourishes
in great harmony.

雲龍之志

乘風雲
飛升
星月環繞
志, 充塞宇宙

天地位
日月明
萬物生生
合於大和

Item No.:

PEA123.ADA 

Size:

5.1”W* 8.4"H* 4.3”D inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Limited Edition:

1200 (Worldwide)

Technique:

Pate de Verre

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* 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