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He Long, original cast bronze sculpture by Pan He (潘鹤)
Marshall He Long was a military leader during China’s first revolution for democracy. In the late 1920’s, he joined the communist party and Mao Zedong’s revolution. He was a hero of that revolution, as the forces under his command in the "long march" were the only to increase in number, rather than diminish. Later, during Mao’s Cultural Revolution, he was branded as an anti-party element and died in prison from diabetes, beatings and starvation.
de a larger sculpture of the Marshall, which included a horse, as he is usually depicted. Pan made the horse diminutive so as to not detract from the real subject of the sculpture. Pan made the horse small [see picture on hyperlinked page] nuzzling one of the Marshal's legs. He tells us that his objective was to say that even the horse knew that his rider was a hero. The original was made for He Long's hometown, in Hunan Province. In this smaller,bronze version is an opportunity to display one of Pan He's well-known works, in your home.
Although Pan Fen is in charge of limiting editions of final versions to 9 copies, even he does not have a copy of this one, so, it is a very limited edition.
We also have a watercolor painting of He Long by Li Jin Ming, in our gallery.
To see more of the works of He Pan (Pan He), included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, please, visit the Pan He Page.
Large Decorated Horse on Swallow: cast bronze sculpture
This is a reproduction of a famous sculpture entitled Horse on Swallow from the Han dynasty (about 2000 years ago). The original was unearthed in 1969, in Gansu Province. The horse is seen balanced on one leg, the others, poised as if in motion. Look closer, and you will notice that the foot of the balancing leg is on a swallow, as if the horse is being flown into the air on the back of a swallow. The horse's tail is held high and is actually being pulled up by another swallow, as though they are helping him to fly. This larger decorated version of horse on swallow is a true work of art. We also offer a smaller version of this piece, on another page, but in this larger one, there is a lot more detail in the swallows, there is artistic design etched onto the body of the horse, and his mane is more elaborate. The size of this larger version of Horse and Swallows measures 79 cm, hoof-to-hoof, 64.5 cm high, and 17 cm wide, and weighs a full 20 kg (boxed for shipping, around 25 kg).
|93.||Prowling Tiger on Tree Stump,
original 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 has a prowling tiger on a tree stump teapot made of red clay with bark made of brown clay.
Phoenix water vessel lamp: cast bronze sculpture
This phoenix water vessel lamp has a lot of attention to detail in the feathers etched into the surface. It is configured as an oil lamp, although you might use a votive candle. You fill the body with water for cooling. The head swivels around the neck, and the idea is for the hot gases from the lamp fire to go up through the funnel held in the phoenix's mouth to be captured and cooled by the water in its belly. It is a nice decorative piece, whether you use it as a lamp or simply for display. It is made by the bonze casting studio, in Xian, whose work we feature in our gallery.
To see more art by the sculpture studio, in Xi'an, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, please, visit the Xian Sculpture Studio Pages.
|301.||Snake: original signs of
zodiac ceramic plate by Mei Lin Han (Han Mei Lin), 1984
This is the snake 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 snake 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.
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