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Picasso-esque Glass bust 502. Picasso-esque Glass Bust

We loved this glass bust when we saw it.  Its deconstructionist style reminds us of something Pablo Picasso might have done, had he worked in glass.  As with many of the glass objects that we offer, some of the color is trapped inside the glass, like the brown in the face and the red in the tuft of hair.  However, the eyes and ear are separate colored glass built onto the surface and the black lips and brow ridge are also done that way.
It is a very weighty piece at 3 kg (about 7 pounds), and it measures 31 cm high (about one foot), 16 cm from the tip of its nose to the tuft of hair, and 7 cm thick.  All in all, it is a very different kind of glass object d'art, and you will not find a similar one when you walk into a friend's home.  It is the type of thing that will fit in with many styles of home decor.  It is simply a very lively, colorful, and fun piece, and it's definitely not your grandmother's glass figurine.

  $250   31x16x7cm
"Pig" zodiac plate by Mei Lin Han 326. Pig Chinese Zodiac Ceramic Plate, original, by Mei Lin Han (Han Mei Lin), 1984

In the 1980's, Han work for a ceramics studio.  This is the pig plate from a series of twelve plates (he told us that he would not make another set) depicting the animals of the Chinese zodiac.  It is made of red clay with a glaze, and the bull is carved into the plate using a bamboo stick.  Mei Lin Han is the artist who designed the mascots for the Chinese Olympics, in 2008.  He is a contemporary of the famous Yixing teapot artist, Jiang Rong, who recently passed away, and they even created some ceramic artworks together.  He has done sculpture in ceramics as well as in metal and wood, and he is highly regarded, in China.  We also have a rare complete set of all 12 plates, currently available.

To see more of the art of Han Mei Lin, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery online, please, visit the Mei Lin Han Page.
  $1,000   16cm/diam
Dotted glass vase   Multi-beads-of-color glass vase

This vase is made of bluish base glass with silver dust trapped within.  Then, dabs of colored glass were applied to the surface. It really is a work of modern Chinese art, and, as with all of the glass vases and sculpture made by this studio, in Sichuan, it has been made in a very limited edition.  (2 kg)
  $250   28Hx11Dcm  
Han Dynasty Bull lamp  340.  Bull Water Vessel Lamp: cast bronze Han Dynasty reproduction

This lamp is like several that we display in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, although this one is the largest and most versatile.  The lid for the lamp swivels out and is detachable.  The body is hollow so that it can be filled with water, and the lid, then, captures the fumes from the lamp fire into the water.  The original dates from the early Han Dynasty (206 B.C to 9 A.D.) and was unearthed, in 1949 in Hunan Province.   It is currently on display in the Hunan Museum, and it is used as the symbol of the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency.  This bull symbolizes wisdom, in the Chinese culture, so, if you give it to a friend as a gift, it means that you respect his or her wisdom.  His size and weight (15 kg = 33 pounds) make him perfect for either sitting on a table indoors or outside your front door to greet guests.
Four-leg I Ching ding 344. Cast Bronze I Ching Four-legged Ding

Dings are bronze vessels with two handles and 3 or 4 legs, dating back to the Xia and Shang Dynasties, about four to five thousand years ago.  Because of their standing design, they were, originally, used for cooking (some also had lids), storage, and even offerings to the Gods.  In the Leona Craig Gallery, we offer several dings with different decorative themes, number of legs, and sizes.  In more ancient China, only people of high rank were permitted to own such objects, so they were a symbol of stature and power.  They are beautiful weighty decorative items on their own, or you can put plants or whatever you want, in them, to add to their decorative versatility.  This one comes in two sizes: 14 cm or 25 cm, in diameter.  It has the eight trigrams of the I Ching, along with their Chinese characters, carved on its octagonal sides, and the black and white yin-yang symbol of the Tao on the inside bottom of the vessel.  For artistic balance, with eight sides on the vessel, it has four decorated legs.
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