Around 1990 for a period of three years, six designs were created each year sharing the stories of the Old Testament that developed and nourished our religious traditions. The intricate art of painting on the inside of glassware and ornaments began thousands of years ago in China. The artisans use yak hair, often just only one strand tied to a specially formed brush. Then through the bottom hole, they outline, shade, and finally color the design. All work is painstakingly done by freehand. They paint upside down and backwards. The average time to paint an egg or ball is two days with three days being common with some of the intricate designs. These hand painted glass eggs were created about twenty years ago to produce this line of "Treasured Visions" ornaments and eggs. The beautiful glass eggs are extremely unique.
This egg is dated 1994, and marked by the artist "SMC". The egg alone measures approximately 5" tall and 3 ½" wide. With the wooden stand it measures 6 ½" tall. It is in excellent condition; no chips or cracks. There are six shooting starts, a crescent moon, and the rising sun. A lion is lying beneath a tree, with two rabbits and two deer near him. They are very close to the water edge, and you see a dolphin jumping out of the water. On the other side of the water there are rising mountains.