SEATTLE, Wash. — With the 2008 presidential election closing in, Canalis International Corporation has designed a unique and limited collection of ornamental presidential portrait bottles. This breathtaking collection is sure to satisfy presidential voters looking forward to a historical election, as well as anyone interested in giving an impressive gift this holiday season.

Twenty years ago, the original collection was exhibited in New York where it received tremendous praise from the press. Several presidential portraits from the collection were presented to President Ronald Reagan, President Bill Clinton, and President George W. Bush as state gifts.

To preserve its future value, the collection is available to the public as a limited edition; only 3,000 sets are available, worldwide. The development of the collection was made possible by commissioning the assistance of over 100 top-notch inside painting artists who have artistically represented all 42 American presidents.

So, what is inside painting? This unique art form combines drawing, painting, and glassware-making. Presidential portraits are painted on the inside walls of the transparent bottles. Artists use custom-made, hook-like paintbrushes and place them through the small top hole of the bottle where they watch the painting develop from the outside in. Each artwork is completely handmade.

“It takes a crew of artists working together for weeks just to complete one set,” Allan Jiang, President of Canalis International Corporation, said.

Each portrait bottle is approximately 3.5 inches tall, 2 inches wide, 0.75 inches thick, and weighs approximately 2.5 ounces. One side depicts the presidential portrait and the other side contains the bold eagle, presidential signature, and years of presidency. The collection is packaged in one deluxe case and totals approximately 25 pounds.

Inside painting art is typically presented as gifts to royalty, celebrities, and heads of states. After accepting his own inside painted portrait, President Reagan expressed his amazement by the patience and skill required for creating this unique artwork.

“This masterpiece collection is ideal for people who are interested in politics, history, and art; it will also be a perfect addition for museums and libraries,” Jiang added. “With the 2008 election around the corner, presidential memorabilia is getting popular by the day.”

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Valerie G, editor at CANW
Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.