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Purple Clay Tall Teapot with Willow Decoration and Poetic Inscription by Qu Yingshao (1780-1849).

Qing Dynasty Literati and Their Drinking Vessels

China Institute in America
125 East 65th Street, New York
March 24 - June 16, 2007
For more information call 212.744.8181
or visit www.chinainstitute.org

Nearly fifty object on view, including teapots, wine ewers, cups, hanging scrolls, fans, seals, calligraphy, albums and ink rubbings, illuminate the wine and tea- drinking culture of China from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. The objects represent the work of fourteen artists who were simultaneously designers, potters, poets, painters, calligraphers, and seal engravers; all manifested the idea of the man of letters who excelled in different fields of artistic practice. The exhibition also marks the first in-depth study of Yixing vessels in the context of the individual artists who created them.

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