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Shohin Pot with Landscape Painting

A HAND PAINTED SHOHIN BONSAI POT WITH LANDSCAPE SCENERY


This is a Chinese underglaze red shohin pot made in Jingdezhen, the most famous pottery center in China, well known for their high fired ceramics. In the mid-2000, a vice-president of the Taiwan Bonsai Society commissioned Jingdezhen artists to make underglaze red, blue-and-white, and famille rose bonsai pots and sold them in Taiwan. Since production has discontinued, they became collectibles.


This pot measures 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/4", and has a continuous painted scenery on all four sides. If one could unwrap the scenery, it would look like a horizontal Chinese scroll painting, complete with calligraphy at the negative space of the scene, signed and dated by the artist, Xiao Ping (小萍).
This is a beautiful pot made with kaolin clay. Below are photos of the continuous scene going counter-clockwise. The mark at the bottom reads Xing Rong Yi (Xing Rong Art), December 2006 (興榮藝 丙戊年十二月).
 

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photographs: Hoe Chuah
 


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