Usefulness: decoration and collection
Material: Suzhou Chengshi (Taihu Stone)
Specifications: 17cm long, 17cm wide, 9cm high
Completion date: 1991
List price of art transaction: $1.17 million
Crab basket is a special tool for catching crabs in the art market. In early years, rural areas were everywhere. In order to carve a crab basket, the author has done a lot of preparatory work. First, ask the elder brother, who is a disdainer, to weave a simple crab basket with bamboo disdainer. Then, the author looked at it and made it himself. However, there are still many difficulties from the bamboo basket to the stone basket. As a crab basket, in order to let people see the lifelike weaving of bamboo strips, it is necessary to carve the "bamboo strips" thin and thin, but the bamboo strips carved out are stones, which are very easy to cut when carving. Once cut, they will lose all their efforts. The rope of the crab basket is also long and thin. In the stone carving works, the rope cannot be hung in the air alone like the crab basket in life. It is not easy to carve out the big and small crab feet and crab eyes in the crab basket.
The first crab crate was carved by the author for more than 6 months. In the last half month of carving, the author simply closed the door and sometimes forgot to eat and sleep. The "bamboo strips" of crab basket were gradually carved from 3mm to 2mm, and finally the stone weighing more than 20kg was carved into a crab basket weighing only 1kg. It's really a rust needle made of iron ruler!
This work won the gold medal in the "First China International Folk Art Expo" in 1998.
Wang Jingen, a native of Xinbei Village, Shuyuan Town, was born in 1937. At the age of 20, he studied wood carving from his father-in-law and changed to stone carving in the 1980s. Anyone who has seen his works is amazed by his exquisite knife technique and lifelike artistic modeling. Professor Zeng Zhushao, an authority on sculpture in China, read his works and said: "The kung fu is very solid, the sabre technique is light and slow, and it is easy to stumble, straightforward and natural, and can see danger in the ordinary, and skillful in the clumsiness". In his nearly 50 years of carving career, his reputation has risen rapidly and he has made great achievements. Stone carving enthusiasts, literati, celebrities, scholars and international friends have come to watch and buy. His works are exported to dozens of countries, such as Japan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada, Italy, etc. The stone carving "Crab Basket" won the gold medal of the "First Chinese Folk Art Exhibition"; The stone carving "Eight Games Holy Pot" was collected by the Organizing Committee of the Eighth National Games in October 1997; The stone carving "Underwater Dragon Palace" was collected by the General Office of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and the Administration of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in October 1998 in the Great Hall Exhibition Hall. The "deep love between mother and son" created for the return of Hong Kong and the "Great Wall of Lotus Pond Carp" created for the return of Macao have been collected by relevant departments. In February 1996, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and China Folk Artists Association jointly awarded Wang Jingen the title of "first-class Chinese folk craftsman".
The universe in the stone is great
Large auctions in spring and autumn are held regularly every year, as well as the "Heaven and Earth in Stone" auction and online auction. The company is headquartered in Chongqing and has liaison offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan, North America and other countries and regions. So far, the total auction turnover of China Yuanyidao has exceeded 100 million yuan, and thousands of cultural artworks have been handed down and transferred here. After years of efforts by Yuan Yidao, many treasures of national treasure level masters, such as Wang Jingen's "Love of the Sea", "Ancient Bamboo Longevity Spider", "Green Bamboo Golden Bull" and other important auction pieces, have either returned to the mainland from overseas or moved to important collection institutions from the private sector. Yuanyidao lots purchased and collected by museums and art museums over the years, and art museums purchase and collect them.
Yuan Yidao has always adhered to the ethics of the industry, pursued the direction of professional services, complied with the rules of benign competition, advocated self-discipline in the industry, actively cooperated with the government administration to explore the development ideas of cooperation and exchange of cultural works of art, and participated in and promoted the introduction of a series of policies and regulations such as the "targeted auction" of domestic rare folk cultural relics and the "repatriation of overseas cultural relics". For a long time, Yuan Yidao has also actively participated in charity donations and art education and other public welfare activities, winning support and trust inside and outside the industry. During the COVID-19 in 2022, Yuan Yidao actively participated in epidemic prevention volunteers, providing practical help for regional epidemic prevention.
Today, Yuanyidao is not only one of the most influential cultural art trading platforms in China, but also a leader in the global auction of Chinese cultural art. In the future market competition, China Yuanyi Taoist Association will continue to adhere to the core values of integrity, justice, fairness and openness, and promote the sustainable, healthy, transparent and stable development of the Chinese culture and art market.
- Company Name: The universe in the stone is great
- Representative: minda Da
- Product/Service: Antique Store , Meditating Buddha , Pen Holder , Wood Carving , Wooden Crafts , Antique Mall
- Capital (Million US $): 1000000RMB
- Year Established: 2021
- Contact Person: Mr. daimingda
- Tel: +86-023-19112186195
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