Glass Art

Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these exquisite pieces decide to paint a new design. Using photos of the originals, the artists painstakingly recreate the image in layers of colour.

The delicate work is created on the inside, often using small, specially designed brushes to navigate the narrow entry neck of the bottles. Evidence of their efforts can sometimes be seen with small drag marks left on the glass.

These small decorative items are the combination of many parts of Chinese life and history. The small bottles are a relic of the opium trade and the designs are historically symbolic. Cranes with Pine is highly symbolic in Chinese folk law. The evergreen pine tree lives a long life and the cranes are symbolic of new live. Scenes and symbolism such as these make up the majority of themes. .

Artists often start to learn at a young age, developing the fine hand skills necessary to become masters of the art as adults. An artist will focus on a few special designs rather than producing a great range. For this reason, they often work in cooperatives. .

The art form is prolific in China, while very little is sold as export. We are proud to be able to present this small range. The simpler designs make a great gift, while many of the more complex pieces make great collections and will ,over time, become great investments. .

More than just a gift, a work of art.

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Inside Painted Glass Bottle - 12 cm range - Cranes & Lilies

Inside Painted Glass Bottle - 12 cm range - Cranes & Lilies

Hand Painted Glass Bottle - 12 cm range - Cranes & Lilies Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these...
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Hand Painted Glass Bottle - 12 cm range - Cranes & Lilies on Blu

Hand Painted Glass Bottle - 12 cm range - Cranes & Lilies on Blu

Hand Painted Glass Bottle - 12 cm range - Cranes & Lilies on Blue Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce...
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Hand Painted Glass Bottle - 12 cm range - Water Lilies

Hand Painted Glass Bottle - 12 cm range - Water Lilies

Hand Painted Glass Bottle - 12 cm range - Water Lilies Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these exquisite...
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Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Cranes & Lilies

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Cranes & Lilies

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Cranes & Lilies Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these...
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Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Fan Tail Fish

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Fan Tail Fish

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Fan Tail Fish Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these...
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Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - The Great Wall

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - The Great Wall

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - The Great Wall Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these...
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Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Cherry Blossoms

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Cherry Blossoms

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Cherry Blossoms Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these...
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Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Bamboo

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Bamboo

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Bamboo Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these exquisite...
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Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Landscape

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Landscape

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - Landscape Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these...
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Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - The Panda

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - The Panda

Inside Painted Glass Bottles - 7.5 cm Range - The Panda Some of China’s most famous art goes miniature when the artists that produce these...
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