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Boundless Grandeur (Victory) - Crystal Horse Sculpture

$12,900.00


 

Boundless Grandeur

This horse, with the soul and the manner of a king hidden underneath his golden cloak, is LIULIGONGFANG’s specially chosen piece for the 2014 year of the horse. In 2014, year of the horse, gold within sand of the Five Elements, this a rare occasion that only happens once every sixty years. Gold can only be uncovered after being sifted out through the processes of washing, panning, and other procedures. In the same way, the wise can only be born by going through the trials of time to prove his uniqueness and worth. The yellow-colored body seems as though it is covered in gold sand and with the glint of the golden saddle, the horse is fearless and rides the wind forward. This art piece is suitable as decoration for the entrance; it displays the courageous spirit and aspirations of the owner. At the same time, this piece is also great for the study as a reminder of one’s own expectations. Other than being a good personal collection piece, this piece is also perfect for a meaningful and thoughtful gift especially for the elders and superiors to show signs of respect and veneration.

Why is there a crown on the horse?
"Truth becomes fiction when the fiction is true;

Real becomes non-real where the unreal is real." - The Dream of the Red Chamber

The golden crown with details of faces of beasts is the horse’s mask; it is the horse’s armor. To be armed, is to give oneself a spiritual armor, LIULIGONGFANG’s director, Chang Yi, believes that, “In such a time, to conquer all adversity, we need a powerful force, like that of the crown with golden antlers as the armor of the horse. The pursuit of such armor is to attain the consistency of the internal and the external. On the exterior, there is an impression of fearlessness; on the interior, a one can be courageously inspired by the momentum.” Chang Yi added a golden crown and a bejeweled saddle on top of the creative director, Loretta Yang’s original sculpture and gave the horse an inspirational and soaring spirit. Not only does “Boundless Grandeur” bear the traditional complex, luxuriant details of LIULIGONGFANG, but also a bizarre yet powerful look. This phenomenal horse bears a bejeweled crown and wears a golden saddle decorated with curly grasses and flowers that is inlaid with 136 zircon gemstones. It is graceful and mighty, like the great mounts with grand exploits found in epic poems that conquer along the heroes across the lands. In the same way, we need a strong spiritual support in life, we need to turn armor into power, become substantial to the world, defy the environment, break the darkness and go straight ahead facing any adversities.

 

The Collection: Dragon on the Heavenly Shore (Horse Collection) 

 

Boundless Grandeur

Akin to dragons and winds,
Rising high into the air,
Dare to offend steel armors and golden saddles?
Boundless aspects
Fixed by heaven and earth,
A towering prowess.

萬里雄風

如龍如風
騰空而起
鐵甲金鞍敢攖鋒?
萬里縱橫
乾坤定
巍巍英風

 

Design Ref. No.:

PEH213.ADA

Size:

16.73"L x 7.09"D x 18.03"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

199 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