Gold Fishtail Vase

Enjoy the beauty of the kingfisher with this stunning gold fishtail vase. It portrays a blue kingfisher flitting amongst the flowers on a gold background. The vase is about a foot high and six inches in diameter.

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$61.00

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The kingfisher, known around the world, is important in Chinese art. For two thousand years, the Chinese had an artistic technique, known only to them, called tian tsui-dotting with kingfishers. Iridescent blue kingfisher feathers were painstakingly cut by hand and then glued onto gilt silver. This created a brilliant blue sheen that was unmatched in beauty and elegance. Kingfisher feathers were used to decorate everything from hairpins and headdresses, to silk screens and inlayed panels. This technique was also used to make the phoenix crowns, the ornate headdresses worn by noblewomen and new brides. The higher the rank of the woman wearing the phoenix crown, the more ornate it would be, and the more kingfisher feathers used in its construction. In the 1940s, realizing that this art, while beautiful, was having a terrible effect on the various species of kingfishers in China, the government banned it, and tian tsui pieces have not been made since. However, you can enjoy the beauty of the kingfisher with this gold fishtail vase. It portrays a blue kingfisher flitting amongst the flowers on a gold background. The vase is about a foot high and six inches in diameter. See for yourself why the Chinese used the kingfisher to produce their most precious works of art. Our beautiful, handcrafted Golf Fishtail Vase will be a showpiece for years to come.

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Dimensions
12.25"H x 6.5" Diameter
Material
Porcelain
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