[collection name]: Zhou Guizhen (supervised by Gu Jingzhou) purple clay pot
[collection type]: purple clay pot
[collection Specification]: diameter 6.5cm, bottom diameter 5.5cm
[collection quantity]: one piece
Since ancient times, purple clay pot, rare stone and orchid have been regarded as the three elegance of literati. For a long time, purple clay pot has been regarded as an ideal tea injector because it doesn't capture the fragrance of tea and doesn't have the gas of cooked soup. In addition, the wall of the pot absorbs the gas of tea, and there is also the smell of tea when using the empty pot to inject boiling water for a long time.
As early as the Ming Dynasty, there was a saying that "a pot made by a famous craftsman weighs no more than 20 gold, which can make the earth compete with gold". In the Qing Dynasty, there was also a saying that the price of purple clay teapots was not only the raw materials, but also the scarcity, but also the cultural heritage. The first batch of purple clay teapots with cultural relics value and historical archives nature went to sky high prices. Speaking of this, we have to mention Gu Jingzhou (1915-1996), the master of making purple clay pot, formerly known as Jingzhou. Other names: Manxi, Shouping, Wuling Yiren, Jingnan Shanqiao. We call ourselves husou and Laoping. Yixing Zisha famous artist, member of China Artists Association, master of Chinese arts and crafts, Gu Jingzhou is also one of the most successful and prestigious modern potters. His works are mainly made of purple clay pots. He has created dozens of types of pots in his life, and all of them are excellent works. His superb pot art is closely related to his profound cultural accomplishment. He attached great importance to the truth that "whether there is cultural accumulation is the most important threshold for folk artists in their artistic process, and also an important difference between everyone and ordinary craftsmen". He devoted himself to the establishment of purple sand craft factory. His works not only have the unique oriental artistic characteristics, but also give the flavor of the times. He can be called the master of the purple clay pot generation!
Zhou Guizhen, inheritor of intangible cultural heritage of Yixing Zisha pottery production technology, entered Zisha craft factory in 1958. Wang Yinchun and Mr. Gu Jingzhou were apprentices in the early days and settled in Beijing after retirement. More than 40 years of creative career, she has made remarkable achievements in purple sand art. She is one of the three female masters, and her works enjoy a high reputation at home and abroad. Her purple sand works are atmospheric, open-minded, free and easy, which also contains the beauty and beauty of women. Zhou Guizhen's art has the most obvious two characteristics. One is her solid skill and rigorous production. She can be as fine as the top and strict to the extreme. She has made remarkable achievements in the art of purple sand. Her works enjoy a high reputation at home and abroad and are worth collecting.
Zhou Guizhen (supervised by Gu Jingzhou) has a diameter of 6.5cm and a bottom diameter of 5.5cm. The body of the pot is like a round flat gourd with a round circumference at one end. The button cover is skillfully raised, which makes the center of gravity of the pot move up. The belly seems to be empty and full of water. It is compact and vivid, and the spout is short and smooth. The design is innovative and bold, the craft is unique and exquisite, the shape is simple and exquisite, and the appearance is perfect. The work fully expresses the beauty of essence, spirit, spirit and rhyme. The purple clay pot is one of the classic works of Gu and master Zhou Guizhen that can be seen in the world so far. It is one of the rare works with considerable collection value!