Cloisonne Enameled Long Neck Fine Silver Bottle with Long Life Emblems
This exquisite silver bottle is brilliantly decorated with fine cloisonne 10 creatures of longevity (sipjangsaeng) design whose details outlined in silver wires. Each design is nicely created by delicately inlaying translucent enamels into the silver wire designs on the attractively embossed silver ground.
The sipjangsaeng, 10 creatures that ancient Koreans, influenced by the Taoist philosophy, believed were created to enjoy eternal youth: sun, stone, water, cloud, pine tree, deer, bulnocho ('herb of eternal youth'), turtle, crane, and peach. In the Eastern world since ancient times, the peach has been thought of as the fruit of paradise, a symbol of long life, and a fruit with magical power that drives out devils and diseases.
Material: Pure Fine Silver
Artist: Su-kyeong Park
Size: Widest Diameter 4.3" x Height 8.4" (8.6 x 18.8cm)