Engravings, Carvings, Calligraphy and Others

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OCTO
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:32 pm

This thread is dedicated to the artwork on your teapot, namely engravings , carvings , calligraphy and others. Let us share our pot’s amazing artistic reflection immortalized on the pot(s). Also add a little information so that we can learn from each other.
 
Pot Name:

Artistic Expression: Engraving / Carving / Calligraphy / Others

Theme : e.g. Floral , Bamboo , Hut and Cliff

Period: Let’s keep to 3 general era to minimize debates on age and era. Pre-Factory (1977 and earlier) , Factory Period (1978 – 1998) and Post-Factory (1999 and beyond) Factory is referenced as Factory 1.
 
Do refrain from debates on date or clay authenticity, but instead, focus on the beauty of the intended artistic message from the artist.

Cheers!!!
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OCTO
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Pot Name: Small Square Pot (小四方壶)

Artistic Expression: Carving

Theme : Leaves and Butterfly

Period: Pre-Factory
DailyTX
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:09 pm

Here is my contribution :)
Pot Name: Not sure, little red pot?

Artistic Expression: Carving & clay painting

Theme : Plum flowers

Period: Modern
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Andrew S
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Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:21 am

Good idea; thank you for starting it.

Bad lighting tonight, so black and white for now, if you don't mind. And perhaps an example where carvings are not just for big pots...

By the way; I know absolutely nothing about calligraphy, but I do look forward to learning from other people's examples and any comments that they proffer.

Pot name: shui ping (水平)

Artistic expression: carving

Theme : hut and cliff

Period: pre-factory

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Pot name: Gentlemen's Pot aka Da Han Jun (大漢君壺) and SpongeBob Square Pot

Artistic expression: Painting on HanJun and Carving on SpongeBob

Theme : Fish and Blossom

Period: post-Factory
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Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:35 pm

OCTO wrote:
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Pot name: Gentlemen's Pot aka Da Han Jun (大漢君壺) and SpongeBob Square Pot

Artistic expression: Painting on HanJun and Carving on SpongeBob

Theme : Fish and Blossom

Period: post-Factory
@OCTO
The painted HanJun looks awesome, it has a Japanese feel to it :lol:
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Pot name: Unknown, the body looks like an upside down Shi Piao.
Artistic expression: Bamboo carving/Poem carving
Theme : Bamboo
Period: post-Factory
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DailyTX wrote:
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Pot name: Unknown, the body looks like an upside down Shi Piao.
Artistic expression: Bamboo carving/Poem carving
Theme : Bamboo
Period: post-Factory
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Nice pot!
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Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:21 am

Loving this thread. I tend to avoid pots with a lot of calligraphy on them when I cannot read it but short phrases done beautifully can be quite gorgeous as are the examples here.
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Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:00 pm

Very nice pots! I am loving the variety of styles.

@OCTO that Da Han Jun with carving on the lid is really nice. Pots with lid carvings are not very common, and in this case the carving matches very well with the shape of the lid.
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Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:39 pm

steanze wrote:
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Very nice pots! I am loving the variety of styles.

OCTO that Da Han Jun with carving on the lid is really nice. Pots with lid carvings are not very common, and in this case the carving matches very well with the shape of the lid.
@steanze

The lid carvings are on little SpongeBob... hehe.... the carving on the lid also extends to the side and back (neat handle) of the pot.

Cheers!

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OCTO wrote:
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steanze

The lid carvings are on little SpongeBob... hehe.... the carving on the lid also extends to the side and back (neat handle) of the pot.

Cheers!


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Yes I meant the square pot! I like how the carving on the lid and body is connected by just one branch.
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A little teaser of what is coming next…. One of my favorite carvings on a teapot.

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OCTO wrote:
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A little teaser of what is coming next…. One of my favorite carvings on a teapot.


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Very interesting, it almost looks like a sculptural relief. I am looking forward to learning more about the teapot on which it is carved.
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Pot name: Long Dan 龙蛋壶 (Dragon’s Egg)

Artistic expression: Carving

Theme : Mountain and Cliff

Period: post-Factory
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