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Rooster: original ceramic plate by Han Mei Lin  334.  Rooster: original signs of zodiac plate series by Mei Lin Han, 1984

This is the rooster plate from this 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 rooster 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 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 Mei Lin Han (Han Mei Lin), included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery on-line, please, visit the Mei Lin Han Page.
  $1,000   16cm/diam 
               
Ke ding, a Chinese ding 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 Art 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.  It is made by the bronze casting studio, in Xi'an (Xian), whose work we feature, in our gallery.  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.
  $1,900   34cmdiamter
               
Flowered Glass vase   Flowered Glass Vase

This vase is made with the colored flowers captured inside the glass.  It is a sturdy piece, weighing
         
               
picture of Terra cotta horse bust 306. Terra Cotta Horse Bust with metal bridle

When most people go to visit the terra cotta army, outside of Xi'an (Xi'an), they usually bring back a cheap set of reproductions.  This is a very artful reproduction of the head of one of the horses, found in the terra cotta warrior dig, the burial site of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (Wang).  Specifically, it is from one of the team of horses that pulled the emperor's personal carriage (see photo of the original carriages from Xi'an, in the hyperlink to the photo). 

It is a nice decorative piece, made by the studio in Xi'an that makes many of the cast bronze items, included in the Leona Craig art gallery, was commissioned by the Chinese Central Government to make an authentic reproduction, complete with chipped paint (the original Terra Cotta Army was completely painted, but after being buried for several millennia, most of the paint wore off: thus the remaining flecks on this horse head) and a silver and gold colored metal bridle, exactly as the horse was found at the of the terra cotta army burial site, outside of Xi'an.  It measure 19 cm high, 20 cm long, and 8 cm wide, and weighs 1.8 kg.  You can also see more pictures from the burial site of the terra cotta army in the photo gallery of our In Country China section of our website.
   
  $275   19x20x8cm 
               
"Bull" plate from 12 zodiac plates by Mei Lin Han 325. Bull: Chinese Zodiac Ceramic Plate by Mei Lin Han (Han Mei Lin) 1984

This is the Bull plate from this 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 Ling 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 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 Mei Lin Han (Han Mei Lin), included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery on-line, please, visit the Mei Lin Han Page.

  $1,000   16cm/diameter
               
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