The etymology of the name Peony can be traced back to the Greek god Paeon, who was a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Greek myth says that Paeon was transformed into a peony by Zeus as a protection against the wrath of his teacher. In this way, peonies have a protective symbology and are part of a larger story about healing and medicine.
A single stem of a yellow peony shown in full bloom. This is a handmade item. The bloom and leaves are made of crepe paper, with every detail painted by hand. Each element is wired for shape and longevity.
It is displayed freestanding on a modern and elegant solid wood base. The sphere is painted in a shade of deep blue-green. The bottom foot of the base is painted with a lustrous gold wax, and is weighted to easily display the flower. It is signed on the bottom of the base with a gold wax seal, embossed with the Golden Age logo.
dimensions: flower is 12” tall x 6” wide, base is 3” round
Made to order with a 2-6 week turnaround time. Cost of shipping is included.
This piece is archival, but is recommended to be displayed away from direct sunlight to keep the colours from fading.