Birthed from flames, entwined in an illusory—yet physical—fire, this “baoping” (treasure vase) reveals a classically Chinese, yet expressionistic dragon. Descending from the heavens in its almost-abstract body, the “Fiery Illumination Baoping” dragon conveys a symbolic spirit of very Chinese virtues. To be bold, and to be silent yet powerful, the vivid persona of the “fire element” dragon radiates strongly with a striking design. LIULI glass artisans use tiring mouth-blowing techniques, forging a vase adorned with glimmering gold leaf patterns unique to every piece. The artworks’ tops are casted in the studio’s signature pate-de-verre method, tirelessly sculpted again and again. What emerges from the flames—physical in-studio as well as metaphysical—is an artwork rooted in classic symbolism and expressed like no other in the world.