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Young Mao Zedong, original cast bronze sculpture (artist's proof)
by Pan He (潘鹤), c. 1990 It m
It means: Nature is so wonderful. Who can lead the future?
Reach for the Moon, original cast bronze sculpture by Xu Hong Fei (许鸿飞) (2010)
To see more of the sculpture of Xu Hongfei, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, please, visit the Xu Hong Fei Pages.
Jade Mother & Baby Tiger
This is a lovely little carving of a mother tiger with her baby on her back. It is made from so-called He Tian jade from Xinjiang, in the west of China, which is especially famous for its jade. The jade from this region is not only considered to be of the highest quality jade but also comes in the more highly prized warmer brown-amber-yellow color. Details include delicately-carved teeth and tongue, in the mother's mouth, and a thin tail wrapped under her body, as well as detail carved into the stripes and manes of both mother and cub. It is one of a kind and measures approximately 6.5 x 3.6 x 1 cm.
Leopard on Pine: original one of a kind
teapot art by Sun Jin Li
This is a teapot from Sun Jin Li's forest series. In this series, the focus is on the animals, which are done in extreme detail, in miniature. If you look at them with a magnifying glass, you can see detailed etching of "fur", and features of ears, mouth, nose, eyes, paws and claws, and body are all done with great precision with different colors of clay (see close-up on hyperlink page).
This one is on a pine tree stump, and there are also nice details and texture, in creating the bark of the tree
The other thing that we like about the teapot art in the series is that Li has committed to making only one teapot of each that he makes in the series. So, each is complete unique: one of a kind.
|346.||Decorated Three-legged Ke Ding: cast bronze sculpture
This is one of several dings of various sizes that we offer, in the Leona Craig Gallery: it is one of the larger ones. Dings, in the Zhou Dynasty were symbols of the ruling class, connoting rank and power. They were used by nobles for cooking meat, for offering sacrifices to gods or ancestors, as well as for banquet service. The original of this ding was designed by a noble, family name Ke, in the early Zhou Dynasty and was unearthed in Shanxi province, during the Qing Dynasty (1890). It is now housed in Shanghai Museum. The Ke Ding has a very special story behind it. It was made by a noble in remembrance of his departed grandfather. Inside, there are 290 Chinese words, contained in two separate paragraphs. The first paragraph laments the loss of his grandfather, In the second, he talks of the joy of government service. At 34 centimeters in diameter (over 20 inches), and 25 kilograms in weight (over 50 pounds), it is perfect as a plant stand or on its own, as pure decorative art, inside or outdoors.
To see more art by the sculpture studio, in Xian, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, please, visit the Xian Sculpture Studio Pages.
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