THE GOLDEN RAT 2020
The rat, distinguished among the Asian Zodiac signs by its trickery and mischief is hiding himself under a bowl. Its delicate body is crafted by hand, using the blowtorch technique, and is being magnified by the upper cut through which it can be observed. It is laying on a millefiori background composing several diamond shapes colored with pastel shades and symbolizing sweets. It is indeed out o f greediness that the rat slipped under the bowl, represented by a white enamel calotte lined by green crystal being a reminiscence of Asian celadon ceramics. The techniques such as the complex cuts and the bevel cut designing the bowl’s decoration make this paperweight a both technical and poetic piece. One can’t help but flip it to track the malicious animal down at last.
Limited edition : 38 pieces