Mildness with Firmness -Ding of Dance to Inspire Brilliance (Crystal Chinese Vessel)
The highest virtue is to be both mild and firm—to be both sturdy and soft results in the most celebrated action. In this gently flowing and the visually evocative piece from the collection, “The Nine Ding of Profound Virtue,” images of the water element’s many forms come to mind: Crashing, surging, still, ebbing. Echoing the philosophy of being at once mild and firm, both soft yet hard, the harmony of contrasting dispositions are reflected here in this art piece. The Chinese glasswork here reminds one to find both flexibility and rigidity in the balance of life in its passionate.