Glass is a very special material. Nothing captures the dance of light and color like glass.
GLASS ART > GLASS FIGURINES > COLLECTIBLE FIGURINE > ANIMAL FIGURINES
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The Figurines collection celebrates the wonder of nature, exceptional design, and the luminous power with elegant, modern, and stylish statement pieces. Especially popular are mainly the glass figures. This cute animal replicas are also beautiful decorations that will draw everyone's attention. From the mystical phaya over the funny giraffe up to the Asian elephant you will find everything your heart desires. They are primarily distinguished by high quality and attention to detail. Whether or not such a beautiful collector glass figure no one should miss.
The Thai Elephant - Symbol of Nation
Elephants have been revered in Thailand for many centuries. Famous as the strongest beasts of burden, in Thailand they were important in battle, with kings mounted on Elephants fighting the Burmese to defend Thailand on many occasions. They have also been noted for their intelligence, memory and pleasant nature. A Thai legend has it that a marriage is like an elephant-- the husband is the front legs, that choose the direction, the wife the back legs, providing the power !
A white elephant is even included in the flag of the Royal Thai navy, and the "order of the white elephant" is one of the highest honours, bestowed by the king. White elephants, in fact, are very rarely completely white. The skin has to be very pale in certain areas to qualify as a "white elephant"
In general the term is restricted to relatively modern pieces made by people who see themselves as artists who have chosen to work in the medium of glass and both design and make their own pieces as fine art, rather than traditional glassworker craftsmen. Studio glass is another term often used for modern glass made for artistic purposes. Art glass has grown in popularity in recent years with many artists becoming famous for their work.
Some art glass retains its original purpose but has come to be appreciated more for its art than for its use. Collectors of antique perfume bottles, for example, tend to display their items empty. As items of packaging, these bottles would originally have been used and thus would not ordinarily have been considered art glass. However, because of fashion trends, then as now, producers supplied goods in beautiful packaging.
Glassblowing is one of the most used technique for creating "art glass" and is still favoured by most of today's studio glass artists. This is because of the artist's intimacy with the material, and an almost infinite opportunity for creativity and variation at almost every stage of the process. Glassblowing can be used to create a multitude of shapes and can incorporate color through a wide range of techniques.
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