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Yixing purple sand teapot, dating back to the Zhengde period of the Ming Dynasty. The Yixing purple sand teapot is a work of art with its exquisite shape and elegant color. On the other hand, it is also a practical item. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, accompanied by the prosperity of porcelain, the art of Yixing purple sand ware developed rapidly. Nowadays, purple sand pots are popular in auction markets, which have collection value and are sought after by many pottery lovers. So there are many famous works from the Ming Dynasty to modern times. Next, let’s take a look at the list of famous works of Yixing purple sand teapot:
A list of famous Yixing purple clay teapot makers through the ages.
The Ming Dynasty
The monks of Jinsha Temple, Gong Chun, Dong Han, Zhao Liang, Yuan Chang, Shi Peng, Li Maolin, Shi Dabin, Li Zhongfang, Xu Youquan, Ou Zhengchun, Shao Wenjin, Shao Wenyin, Shao Gai, Chen Yongqing, Chen Xinqing, Min Lusheng , Chen Zhongmei , Chen Guangfu , Shen Junyong , Shao Er sun , Chen Junqing , Zhou Jishan , Chen Hezhi , Chen Tingsheng , Cheng Yuncong , Shen Junsheng , Shen Zicheng , Chen Chen , Xu Lingyin , Xiang Zhen , Chen Ziqui 、Chen Liu Ru、Chen Zhengming 、Shao Hengyu 、Hui Mengchen 、Xu Cijing 、Zheng Ninghou.
The Qing Dynasty was the last imperial dynasty in China, ruling from 1644 to 1912. It was founded by the Manchu people and established their rule over a vast area of Chinese territory. During this period, China experienced great changes in its economy, society and culture, which brought about modernisation and the emergence of a strong centralised state.
Chen Mingyuan, Xu Jinhou, Chen Yinlong, Xiang Shengsi, Chen Hanwen, Xu Feilong, Hua Fengxiang, Cai Qianyuan, Hui Yigong, Jin Chun, Shao Yuanshang, Peng Junshi, Jiang Zhiwen, Shi Wanquan, Shi Jichang , Shao Liansun , Zhou Houxiang ,Yang Youlan , Yang Jiyuan , Wang Nanlin , Shao Deqing , Shao Yuting ,Shao Jizu ,Yang Huai Ren ,Chen Wenju , Chen Wenbai , Ge Zi Hou ,Pan Qianrong ,Yu Ting Pan Dahe 、 Yang Jichu 、 Zhang Huai Ren Chen Ziwei 、 Chen Yinshang 、 Shao Yuting 、 Cai Zhangen Shao Xumao Shao Youlan Shao Youting，Pan Jianxiong，Chen Mansheng，Yang Pengnian，Yang Baonian，Yang Fengnian ，Shao Erquan ，Shao Henchang，Qian Hongwen ，Xu Wenting ，Jiang Liangyu ，Yang Lvzeng，Chen Shoufu ，Xue Huai ，Sha
The Republic of China
Li Baozhen, Wu Hugo, Yang Liansheng, Jiang Yanting, Fan Dasheng, Cheng Jinshou, Guang Yu, Feng Guilin, Wang Baogen, Chen Shaoting, Wang Yuxian, Wu Chungeng, Shen Xiaolu, Shao Luda , Fan Qinfen, Liu Fuzhao , Jiang Zuchen , Jin Ashou , Wang Shengyi , Fan Chenfu , Pei Shimin.
Gu Jingzhou, Jiang Rong, Xu Handong, Xu Xiutong, Bao Zhiqiang, He Daohong, Wang Yinxian, Lv Yaochen, Tan Quanhai, Xu Anbi, Zhou Guizhen, Li Changhong, Gu Shaopei, Cao Anxiang, Bao Zhongmei , Qiu Yulin , Ji Yishun , Geng Chunfu , Zhu Kexin , Li Shoucai , Fan Hongquan , Pan Chiping , Zhang Honghua , Wang Shigeng , Shen Quhua 、Xu Daming , Cao Yalin , Ling Xigou , Chu Lizhi 、Wu Ming 、Xie Manlun 、Wu Zhen 、Xu Chengquan 、Mao Guoqiang 、Shen Hansheng 、Fan Hongquan 、Zhu Jianwei 、Tang Wugao 、He Tingchu 、Cao Wanfen 、Shi Xiaomao 、Sheng Zhongjie 、Shi Yanyuan & Ji Bainian.
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At the initial stage
Fragments of purple sand unearthed from Yangjiao Mountain are the earliest physical specimens seen before the early 16th century. The representative figures recorded in the literature at this time were mainly monks from Jinsha Temple and Gongchun during the Zhengde period.
The first stage
From the late 16th century to the early 17th century, famous potters appeared in great numbers and their works came in various forms and shapes. Special attention was paid to the making of vessels with incised patterns. This trend continued until the 18th century.
Three, Second Period
From the late 17th century to the end of the 18th century, four types of teapots were fired: natural-shaped teapots, geometric-shaped teapots, ribbed-shaped teapots and small round teapots (the predecessor of the horizontal pot in later generations). Ribbed-shaped teapots began to be replaced by natural-shaped ones, and natural-shaped ones became popular. At the same time, more attention was paid to decoration on the surface of the vessel, and more glaze or color decoration was applied to the surface of the vessel.
The third period
From the early 19th century to the late 19th century, literary figures had very close contact with pottery craftsmen, and there was a trend of engraving calligraphy and painting on teapots. The shape of the teapot was relatively simple, providing greater freedom to show their talent on the surface of the teapot.
The fourth period.
At the end of the 19th century to the mid-20th century, the production of purple sand became more commercialized and shop logo marks began to appear on teapots. Teapots in four categories, namely natural shape, geometric shape, vein pattern and horizontal shape, were mass produced and sold. There were fewer finely crafted artistic teapots but some excellent works still emerged.
Since the mid-twentieth century until now. After many years of war, production has gradually resumed and four types of pottery have been produced. New varieties are gradually being produced, combining both imitation of the past and innovation, with new techniques such as gold and silver inlaid decorations appearing.
Since the Zhengde period of Ming Wuzong, Purple Sand has been used to make pots, with famous masters appearing in succession for 500 years, leaving behind many exquisite pieces. It is said that the founder of Purple Sand pottery was Gongchun of the Ming Dynasty in China. Thanks to its perfect combination of artistry and practicality, Purple Sand pottery is so precious and unforgettable.