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Traditional vs Modern. A selection of Chinese Contemporary Jewellery and Crafts

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Published: 01.05.2022
Traditional vs Modern. A selection of Chinese Contemporary Jewellery and Crafts.
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Yolanda Zheng. Object: A flower roots in my heart-soda bubbles, 2021. 925silver, zirconia. 4.8 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm. Photo by: Yolanda Zheng. From series: A flower roots in my heart. Yolanda Zheng
Object: A flower roots in my heart-soda bubbles, 2021
925silver, zirconia
4.8 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Photo by: Yolanda Zheng
From series: A flower roots in my heart
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Intro
Here is a selection of 53 pieces of art created in recent years by Chinese artists that denote a high level of creativity, consistency in technical solutions and great knowledge of materials. They could be seen as a projection of innovation, strength and the future in the field of arts and crafts.
The selection is based on the contents published on our Klimt02 platform: artist profiles, galleries, schools and organizations, exhibitions, articles and interviews, ... a total of 287 items published in this recent years related to what is happening in the world of arts and crafts in China.

China is a country with an unparalleled tradition in the treatment of materials and artistic knowledge which we at Klimt02 think that we need to pay attention to and learn from. We believe that one cannot conquer the future without knowing the past. And there is no modernity without knowing and valuing everything that has been achieved and is part of what we call tradition.

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JiChang Chai. Ring: Escape Plan: New LAND, 2020. Brass, glass, tophus, shell pearl.. 10 x 10 x 5 cm. JiChang Chai
Ring: Escape Plan: New LAND, 2020
Brass, glass, tophus, shell pearl.
10 x 10 x 5 cm
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Leslye Zhang. Brooch: Swimming With Plankton, 2021. Sterling silver, alloy Wire, stainless Wire. 17 x 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: Swimming With Plankton. Leslye Zhang
Brooch: Swimming With Plankton, 2021
Sterling silver, alloy Wire, stainless Wire
17 x 10 x 10 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: Swimming With Plankton
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Zhihan Liu. Necklace: Brightness and Darkness, 2012. 925 silver tube, red copper tube.. 25 x 27 x 6 cm. Zhihan Liu
Necklace: Brightness and Darkness, 2012
925 silver tube, red copper tube.
25 x 27 x 6 cm
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Felicia Li. Vessel: Please remove the thorn from my heart, 2021. Silver, enamel, natural silk.. 7 x 5.3 x 5.3 cm; Pin: 4 x 0.4 cm. Photo by: Sunmo. Alternative view. Felicia Li
Vessel: Please remove the thorn from my heart, 2021
Silver, enamel, natural silk.
7 x 5.3 x 5.3 cm; Pin: 4 x 0.4 cm
Photo by: Sunmo

Alternative view

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Peiming Song. Ring: Twine I, 2020. Alumina ceramic.. 1.3 x 3 x 4.8 cm. From series: Sugar Melon. Alternative view. . Peiming Song
Ring: Twine I, 2020
Alumina ceramic.
1.3 x 3 x 4.8 cm
From series: Sugar Melon

Alternative view.

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Xiangyin Shi. Brooch: Eternal Land #3, 2020. Plastic, sterling silver (patinaed), pearls, clay, human tooth, acrylic paint, plastic dye, steel (pin).. 5 x 16.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Xiangyin Shi. From series: Eternal Land. Xiangyin Shi
Brooch: Eternal Land #3, 2020
Plastic, sterling silver (patinaed), pearls, clay, human tooth, acrylic paint, plastic dye, steel (pin).
5 x 16.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Xiangyin Shi
From series: Eternal Land
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Zhi Ying. Ring: Self-protection, 2019. Silver, oxidized copper.. 5.7 x 4.5 x 5.1 cm. Zhi Ying
Ring: Self-protection, 2019
Silver, oxidized copper.
5.7 x 4.5 x 5.1 cm
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Dong Han. Ring: Untitled, 2014. Microliths, ebony. 3.6 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm. Dong Han
Ring: Untitled, 2014
Microliths, ebony
3.6 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm
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Zihan Yang. Brooch: D.H. VIII, 2019. Sterling silver, 18k yellow gold, stainless steel (pin).. 8 x 7 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Zihan Yang. Zihan Yang
Brooch: D.H. VIII, 2019
Sterling silver, 18k yellow gold, stainless steel (pin).
8 x 7 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Zihan Yang
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Stacey Huang. Earrings: Earphone, 2018. Gold plated silver, pearl.. From series: Phone Collection. A-D-JUST Jewellery.. Stacey Huang
Earrings: Earphone, 2018
Gold plated silver, pearl.
From series: Phone Collection
A-D-JUST Jewellery.

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Ruhong Chen. Ring: Ring III, 2019. 24k gold (inner ring), talc.. 3 x 1 x 3.8 cm. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Ruhong Chen
Ring: Ring III, 2019
24k gold (inner ring), talc.
3 x 1 x 3.8 cm
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence
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Yajie Hu. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic paint, silver, PVC, stainless steel.. 11.2 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm. Photo by: Yajie Hu. Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019. From series: Tangible Colour. Yajie Hu
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic paint, silver, PVC, stainless steel.
11.2 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm
Photo by: Yajie Hu
Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019
From series: Tangible Colour
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Shengyi Chen. Pendant: Hush!, 2018. White resin, silk.. 7.5 x 4 x 40 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Pendant: Hush!, 2018
White resin, silk.
7.5 x 4 x 40 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Xiaodai Huang. Object: Variants-FBKC-16-161, 2016. 3D printing photosensitive resin, velvet, dye, etc.. 22 x 11 x 11 cm. Photo by: Mingcong Xu. From series: Variants. Xiaodai Huang
Object: Variants-FBKC-16-161, 2016
3D printing photosensitive resin, velvet, dye, etc.
22 x 11 x 11 cm
Photo by: Mingcong Xu
From series: Variants
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Mingrui Sun. Object: Meditation Props: Gazing 1, 2021. Wax. Mingrui Sun
Object: Meditation Props: Gazing 1, 2021
Wax
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Wanshu Li. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.. 7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Wanshu Li. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.
7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Wanshu Li
From series: Go with the Glow
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Huize Sun. Piece: Enable before top secret, 2021. Brass, silk fabric, paper.. Huize Sun
Piece: Enable before top secret, 2021
Brass, silk fabric, paper.
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Yi Peng. Piece: Princess Syndrome, 2021. Glass, medical gauze.. Yi Peng
Piece: Princess Syndrome, 2021
Glass, medical gauze.
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Yitong Zhang. Piece: Toast with itself, 2021. Second-hand silver-plated European goblet.. Yitong Zhang
Piece: Toast with itself, 2021
Second-hand silver-plated European goblet.
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YDMD. Piece: Chinese Ring Puzzle, 2021. Copper, gold.. YDMD
Piece: Chinese Ring Puzzle, 2021
Copper, gold.
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Yujia Gao. Vase: Front View 0° 1, 2019. Gilding metal.. 11 x 23 x 21 cm. From series: Look Right. Yujia Gao
Vase: Front View 0° 1, 2019
Gilding metal.
11 x 23 x 21 cm
From series: Look Right
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Yusi Yan. Textile: Intervention 2, 2021. Wool, pearls, fishing line, sequins, silicone.. I hope that when the wearer interacts with this piece, from the visual contact with the form of the wool, to the texture of silicone in their hand, and the sensation of wool and silicone on the body, the wearer's perceptual experience is evoked, and they will experience the sensation of wearing "precious jewels".. Yusi Yan
Textile: Intervention 2, 2021
Wool, pearls, fishing line, sequins, silicone.

I hope that when the wearer interacts with this piece, from the visual contact with the form of the wool, to the texture of silicone in their hand, and the sensation of wool and silicone on the body, the wearer's perceptual experience is evoked, and they will experience the sensation of wearing "precious jewels".

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Congcong Yan. Ring: Love, 2020. Candle, pearl.. 6 x 5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Yuming Zhang. From series: Love. Congcong Yan
Ring: Love, 2020
Candle, pearl.
6 x 5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Yuming Zhang
From series: Love
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Yanxue Yin. Ring: Fuzzy Time, 2021. Silver. Yanxue Yin
Ring: Fuzzy Time, 2021
Silver
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Chenchen Hu. Object: Half & half, 2018. Earthenware.. 15 x 15 x 14.5 cm. Unique piece. Chenchen Hu
Object: Half & half, 2018
Earthenware.
15 x 15 x 14.5 cm
Unique piece
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Jiaheng Wu. Object: Sewing, 2021. Silver, socks.. 20 x 6 x 20 cm. Photo by: Zhengqiu Yan. From series: Sewing. Jiaheng Wu
Object: Sewing, 2021
Silver, socks.
20 x 6 x 20 cm
Photo by: Zhengqiu Yan
From series: Sewing
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Minghui Zhou. Brooch: Gather, 2021. Silver, wax line.. 12 x 12 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Zhongquan Ling. Minghui Zhou
Brooch: Gather, 2021
Silver, wax line.
12 x 12 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Zhongquan Ling
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Wanning Yang. Vessel: The traces of my meal, 2021. Copper.. 
. The form selected for the work is the most basic tableware. Tableware is chosen to maximize the contact with hands, so that interaction and marks can be more intuitively reflected. Due to the objective reasons of the thickness of the vessels, the final decision is made to use the laser engraving technique to show fingerprints. The final visual effect of the work is completed by the combination of craftsmanship and the expression of ideas. Through this series of works, I hope to arouse attention to some common but unusual habits and phenomena in life.. Wanning Yang
Vessel: The traces of my meal, 2021
Copper.


The form selected for the work is the most basic tableware. Tableware is chosen to maximize the contact with hands, so that interaction and marks can be more intuitively reflected. Due to the objective reasons of the thickness of the vessels, the final decision is made to use the laser engraving technique to show fingerprints. The final visual effect of the work is completed by the combination of craftsmanship and the expression of ideas. Through this series of works, I hope to arouse attention to some common but unusual habits and phenomena in life.

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Yizhuo Wang. Vessel: The Spout and the Members, 2021. Silver.. 
. The work starts from the dialectical relationship between the whole and the part in philosophy, and applies it to creation. The aim is to study the dialectical relationship between the whole and the part in the object, and to think about the relationship between the body and the spout, handle, and lid, and to explore whether the form and function of the part and the whole can be converted. The part of the spout is hailed as one of the five senses of a person in the body. The part of the spout is transformed into a whole concept, and it is designed as a set of spout utensils.. Yizhuo Wang
Vessel: The Spout and the Members, 2021
Silver.


The work starts from the dialectical relationship between the whole and the part in philosophy, and applies it to creation. The aim is to study the dialectical relationship between the whole and the part in the object, and to think about the relationship between the body and the spout, handle, and lid, and to explore whether the form and function of the part and the whole can be converted. The part of the spout is hailed as one of the five senses of a person in the body. The part of the spout is transformed into a whole concept, and it is designed as a set of spout utensils.

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Xuxi Huang. Brooch: Nuclear, 2021. 925 silver, gold plated brass, silver leaf.. 9.8 x 4.5 x 2 cm. From series: Nuclear. 
. The inspiration of the works comes from personal feelings. In interpersonal communication, they are used to covering up their true emotions and ideas, showing a consistent attitude with the surrounding on the surface. In order to get along with others, they lose themselves and hide their true self.. Xuxi Huang
Brooch: Nuclear, 2021
925 silver, gold plated brass, silver leaf.
9.8 x 4.5 x 2 cm
From series: Nuclear

The inspiration of the works comes from personal feelings. In interpersonal communication, they are used to covering up their true emotions and ideas, showing a consistent attitude with the surrounding on the surface. In order to get along with others, they lose themselves and hide their true self.
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Jinhan Hu. Brooch: Sweet Dreams, 2021. Copper, silk, glass, dream.. 5 x 10 x 10 cm. 
. Inspiration comes from daydreams in spring, some unrealistic ideas, the illusion of the waking moment. Nourish a little creature in a fantasy, and may it give you a dream in the end.. Jinhan Hu
Brooch: Sweet Dreams, 2021
Copper, silk, glass, dream.
5 x 10 x 10 cm

Inspiration comes from daydreams in spring, some unrealistic ideas, the illusion of the waking moment. Nourish a little creature in a fantasy, and may it give you a dream in the end.
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Wenguang Shen. Object: Between Hills and Water, 2017. Ceramic, metal, enamel.. 60 x 27 x 43 cm. Wenguang Shen
Object: Between Hills and Water, 2017
Ceramic, metal, enamel.
60 x 27 x 43 cm
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Shumei Cheng. Object: Filigree Pot with Loop-handled, 2012. Pure silver.. 12 x 12 x 28 cm. Shumei Cheng
Object: Filigree Pot with Loop-handled, 2012
Pure silver.
12 x 12 x 28 cm
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Xiaoli Ning. Piece: Shadow, 2019. High-temperature ceramics, S925 silver, 22k gold.. 7 x 5 x 3 cm. Xiaoli Ning
Piece: Shadow, 2019
High-temperature ceramics, S925 silver, 22k gold.
7 x 5 x 3 cm
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Yuru Chen. Brooch: Fire Pattern, 2020. Cold enamel, brass.. 6.2 x 5 x 0.5 cm. From series: Soliloquy. Yuru Chen
Brooch: Fire Pattern, 2020
Cold enamel, brass.
6.2 x 5 x 0.5 cm
From series: Soliloquy
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Weiyi Li. Piece: Green Blades, 2021. 3D printed resin, spray paint.. Weiyi Li
Piece: Green Blades, 2021
3D printed resin, spray paint.
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Ting Chun Chen. Object: Crustacean I, 2020. Copper.. 4 x 7 cm. Photo by: Ting Chun Chen. Ting Chun Chen
Object: Crustacean I, 2020
Copper.
4 x 7 cm
Photo by: Ting Chun Chen
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Xiang Cheng. Piece: 21 Gram, 2020. Glass, silver, gold foil, 3D printing.. 7 x 5 x 1 cm. Xiang Cheng
Piece: 21 Gram, 2020
Glass, silver, gold foil, 3D printing.
7 x 5 x 1 cm
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Zixin Wei. Brooch: Beware of Peephole, 2020. Brass.. Part of the installation Beware of Peephole.. Zixin Wei
Brooch: Beware of Peephole, 2020
Brass.
Part of the installation Beware of Peephole.

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Yang Gao. Furniture: Dandelion, 2020. Bamboo.. Selected as Finalists in LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020. Category: Furniture.. Yang Gao
Furniture: Dandelion, 2020
Bamboo.
Selected as Finalists in LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020. Category: Furniture.

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Fanglu Lin. Piece: SHE, 2020. Cotton, wood.. Awarded at: LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2021 Winners. Fanglu Lin
Piece: SHE, 2020
Cotton, wood.
Awarded at: LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2021 Winners
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Lu Bin. Vase: 1997, 2021. Stoneware. 150 x 100 x 42 cm. Selected Finalist at the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.
. 
. Finely crafted and expertly executed, this installation combines 18 individual pieces created using the traditional Yixing clay slab technique. The work shows both an enjoyment and mastery of the ceramic process, and the individual pieces sit in conversational dialogue. A variation in the application of glazed finishes creates a range of beautifully soft tones that punctuate the final firing.. Lu Bin
Vase: 1997, 2021
Stoneware
150 x 100 x 42 cm
Selected Finalist at the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.

Finely crafted and expertly executed, this installation combines 18 individual pieces created using the traditional Yixing clay slab technique. The work shows both an enjoyment and mastery of the ceramic process, and the individual pieces sit in conversational dialogue. A variation in the application of glazed finishes creates a range of beautifully soft tones that punctuate the final firing.

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Chen Min. Furniture: Hangzhou Stool, 2017. Bamboo. Chen Min
Furniture: Hangzhou Stool, 2017
Bamboo
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Kezhen Wang. Object: Rice Instrument, 2016. Silver.. 12 x 11 x 8.5 cm. Kezhen Wang
Object: Rice Instrument, 2016
Silver.
12 x 11 x 8.5 cm
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Shannon Guo. Necklace: Love Never Fail, 2020. Silver filigree.. 13 x 7 cm. Shannon Guo
Necklace: Love Never Fail, 2020
Silver filigree.
13 x 7 cm
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Zhongquan Lv. Object: Memorial of Youth, 2020. Gold plated over brass.. 50 x 23 x 18 cm. Wine or tea set. . Zhongquan Lv
Object: Memorial of Youth, 2020
Gold plated over brass.
50 x 23 x 18 cm
Wine or tea set.

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Xiaochuan Zhang. Set: Untitled, 2018. Resin, rubber, polyester thread.. 12 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm. From series: Lockey. Xiaochuan Zhang
Set: Untitled, 2018
Resin, rubber, polyester thread.
12 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
From series: Lockey
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Qian Wang. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.. 16 x 7 x 5 cm. Photo by: Qian Wang. From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m doing jewellery.. Qian Wang
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.
16 x 7 x 5 cm
Photo by: Qian Wang
From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m doing jewellery.
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Jieyi Sun. Bracelet: 14.04.2020, 2020. Lego dinosaur toy, Taishan jade, silver.. 13 x 4.5 x 13 cm. Photo by: Liao Fan. From series: Jewellery Diary in Lockdown. On body. Jieyi Sun
Bracelet: 14.04.2020, 2020
Lego dinosaur toy, Taishan jade, silver.
13 x 4.5 x 13 cm
Photo by: Liao Fan
From series: Jewellery Diary in Lockdown

On body

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Jie Sun. Brooch: Young & Beautiful, 2015. High-tech veneers, metal, silver, plated coating.. 8 x 7 x 4 cm. Jie Sun
Brooch: Young & Beautiful, 2015
High-tech veneers, metal, silver, plated coating.
8 x 7 x 4 cm
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Shuoyuan Bai. Brooch: Sunken, 2019. Copper, brass, paint, stainless steel (pin).. 8 x 1 x 8 cm. Shuoyuan Bai
Brooch: Sunken, 2019
Copper, brass, paint, stainless steel (pin).
8 x 1 x 8 cm
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Herman Sun. Piece: Fu Xi, 2019. 925 silver, Russian agates, Swiss leather.. 22 x 29.8 x 4.7 cm. Photo by: Daniel Reily. From series: Dragon Myth. The piece as a necklace.Bag beads, necklace, pendant, card case.. Herman Sun
Piece: Fu Xi, 2019
925 silver, Russian agates, Swiss leather.
22 x 29.8 x 4.7 cm
Photo by: Daniel Reily
From series: Dragon Myth

The piece as a necklace.
Bag beads, necklace, pendant, card case.

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