Royal Selangor works with Liuligongfang for The Phoenix Collection.
In Chinese tradition, the phoenix or ‘feng huang’ is a symbol of summer and spiritual balance. The immortal bird is understood to herald a golden age of joy, peace and prosperity. Representing the element of fire, and its ability to rise from the ashes, the mythical being signifies the constant striving spirit.
Bringing forward the deep rooted reverence for the phoenix, Royal Selangor has teamed up with Liuli Living, an extension of Taiwan’s renowned Liuligongfang art glass studio to create The Phoenix Collection which depicts the mighty bird at rest on the mountains over earth.
The majestic beauty of the ‘feng huang’ is revealed in 2 unique pewter-glass editions. The first recreates the phoenix in amazing detail, from the fine plumage to the feathery crest on its head, in the form of a pewter sculpture resting over vivid amber coloured art glass mountains. The second boldly juxtaposes a fiery hued art glass phoenix with the cool colours of delicately rendered pewter peaks. Each edition is limited to 100 pieces.
Established in 1987, Liuligongfang is led by Loretta Hui-shan Yang and Chang Yi. Each art glass piece is made using pâte de verre technique which first made its appearance 2,000 years ago during the Han dynasty, the second imperial dynasty of China. The company has retail stores in Taiwan, Shanghai, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Liuli pieces have been acquired by internationally renowned museums such as the V&A Museum in United Kingdom.
The Phoenix Collection is available at any Royal Selangor retail store, authorised dealers and online at royalselangor.com. To find out more about Liuligongfang and their other works, head to www.liuli.com.sg.