In traditional Chinese culture, Mandarin Ducks represent a life-time couple, unlike many other species of ducks. Hence they are frequently featured in Chinese art and are regarded as a symbol of conjugal affection and fidelity. Each hand-blown glass ornament is hand painted in reverse on the inside of the glass. Choosing from a selection of miniature curved shaft brushes, the artist hand paints each ornament in exquisite detail. Carefully, the brush is repeatedly inserted through the opening of the glass, initiatlly to outline the design, followed by the detailed application of the colors one by one. Each piece is unique, no two pieces are ever identical. Included with each ornament is a traditional red fabric box, ideal for gift giving and storage. Each hand painted glass ornament is a keepsake to be treasured for generations.