烟壶随笔 | Snuff Bottle Blog
烟壶随笔 | Snuff Bottle Blog
Bat is the symbol of good fortune for the Chinese culture. The use of bat as a decorative symbol can be seen on almost every aspect in Chinese art and common item. Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
Inside painted snuff bottle traditionally had very limited subjects. The most common themes seen are: Landscape, Still Life, Insects, folklore and portrait. Wang Xi San wanted to broaden the themes and began to experiment with painting cats, his favor animal. However, with a traditional bamboo pen, the painting tip was too hard for painting fur… Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
ZhiYing Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottle 青蘭山房治潁珍藏 I have published the first 2 series of ZhiYing Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottle 青蘭山房治潁珍藏 – The Duan Stone and the Realgar Series. The collection has the largest imperial made Realgar bottle known. The collection has a unique series of Duan Stone bottles, one of which is made… Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
Wang Xi San’s Self Portrait – 王习三的三件自画像 (by Wang Jin Peng, 王金鹏 – Grandson of Wang Xi San) Self-portrait, is an expression of an artist’s inner world and his spiritual belief at that point of time. Therefore, one of the best way to understand an artist’s journey is to study his self-portrait. My Grandfather Mr… Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
The Changes in Wang Xi San’s Studio Name Part 4 (Last) – One Bottle Eight Virtues Studio (1988 – Current) 从王习三的堂名变迁看历史——一壶八德斋（1988年至今） Fakes Wang Xi San was elected into the Seventh CPPCC National Committee member in 1988. With his new appointment, Wang began to pay attention to some social issues. He had noticed that some undesirable… Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
The Changes in Wang XiSan’s Studio Name Part 3 – One Bottle Studio (1968-1988) 从王习三的堂名变迁看历史——一壶斋（1968～1988年） Improving the Village In 1968, Wang had established his painting business in Yang Zhuang. However, Wang realized that it was impossible to for him to save the village from poverty. To reverse the situation, he would need to involvement all… Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
The Changes in Wang XiSan’s Studio Name Part 2 – Semi-farming Studio (1967-1968) 从王习三的堂名变迁看历史——半农斋（1967～1968年） Living In Beijing Wang XiSan had only left Beijing once and that was when he was 11 years old. At that year, Wang XiSan visited his uncle in the village and stayed there for ten days. Lice laced his clothes at… Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
The Changes in Wang XiSan’s Studio Name Part 1 – TaiPing Zhuang (1961-1966) 从王习三堂名的变迁看历史 — 太平庄（1961～1966年) Studio Name An artist will usually have a studio name, also known as the studio title to represent himself. This name is often used in conjunction with the artist signature when signing off on a piece of artwork. The… Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
I have made a video on Master Zhang Yong inside painted snuff bottle Here is the link and follow us as we will be making more videos Thanks for watching and let us know your comments Yee Pin Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
A Sunny Afternoon with Beer and Snuff Bottles Take a carefree, sunny afternoon in Singapore, add a couple of beers plus 40-50 inside painted snuff bottles from the old master like Ye ZhongSan to modern master like Zhang Yong and Lee RuChen. You will get a fantastic art appreciation afternoon that every art lover will… Click the Link Below to Read the Whole Article
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