Chinese Yixing Zisha Teapots: page 3
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Peacock, zisha teapot art by Xu Zhong Fang, Yixing, China
Intricate geometric designs have been part of Yixing teapot art for several hundred years. There are several This one is one of the more intricate with the eight rounded sections of the base.
For more of the teapot art by Xu Zhong Fang, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery on-line, please visit the Xu Zhong Fang Page.
|50.||Lotus Leaves with Water Dragon old yellow
zisha clay teapot signed He Jia
This delicate little teapot is one like no other that we have ever come across. When we saw it, we had to have it. It is old and is made of yellow clay that has been crafted as layers of thinly-made lotus leaf pieces. Details include little rough holes in the "leaves", here and there, as though insects have dined on them. A water dragon peeks his head from under the leaves, on one side, as if he is playing in a pond full of lotus pads, and his fish tail slips out from under others. The spout, the handle, and the extremely delicate lid-pull are shaped in the form of lotus vine tendrils. It is signed, simply, "He" family.
Indeed, in our thinking, folk art is always more cherishable than art from known artists because it is truly creative and unadulterated, and you will never find another piece of art quite like it. This teapot is one of a kind, and, in our opinion, it is truly precious.
zisha teapot by Sun Jin Li studio, Yixing, China
The turtle represents long life, in the Chinese culture. There are a number of turtle teapot themes, today, and this one has its own appeal because it is made to look more like a real turtle than some of the others that we have seen. It is an original design by Sun Jin Li studio, formed by mold and finished by hand. The lid-pull is a baby turtle.
To see more teapot sculpture art by Sun Jin Li, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery on-line, please, visit the Sun Jin Li Page.
|68.||Frog on Bamboo zisha teapot by Jiang Mei Zhen (蒋美珍),
Marbling with streaks of different colored clay is a common theme in modern Yixing teapot art. The soft, smooth, rounded shape of this teapot is soothing to the eye, and its deep dark eggplant base adds to its sense of comfort. The faux bamboo handles and spot, and the cute little frog lid-pull complete its enchanting effect. Sometimes, elegance derives from simplicity.
To see more of the teapot art of Jiang Mei Zhen, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, please visit the Jiang Mei Zhen Pages.
|Bamboo, original zisha teapot art by Xu
Zhong Fang, Yixing, China
Bamboo is a common theme in Yixing teapot art, and it is executed in any number of ways. In this rendition, Xu has made the base octagonal, and the handle and spout are squared, but the lid pull is round. The dark clay gives an even richer look.
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