Chinese Wood Stands Scholar Studio

The Scholar’s Studio – 文人墨室


The Scholar’s Studio

This November, during Asian Art in London, our exhibition “The Scholar’s studio” showed a great interest amongst collectors. Very interesting Scholar items manufactured by excellent craftsmen in different material, such as Wood, Jade, Bronze, Porcelain, were in demand at that time, and many of them were included in our exhibition.

For thousands of years Chinese scholars, greatly esteemed by their society, who were also collectors of high quality, highly sophisticated art objects—some functional, some inspirational, small enough to decorate a scholar’s desk or complement his study.

Our exhibition “The Scholar’s Studio” aimed to represent Literati’s daily life in Ming and Qing dynasty. In the studio the Scholar isolated himself from others, finding the calm necessary for study and contemplation. It was in the studio that he studied Confucian classics, wrote poetry, played music, practiced calligraphy, and perhaps painted.

The objects in “The Scholar’s Studio” were created for Scholars, which they surrounded themselves, such as brushes, brush pot, brush rest, water droppers, toggles, figurines, and paperweight—representing the pinnacle of an Art form that was refined over thousands of years by Chinese artisans. These objects embody the highest degree of technical precision and a finely honed aesthetic sensibility. As such, they are still popular nowadays and are favored by more and more collectors.

Such like this set of items, a lovely bronze paper weight, an unusual shaped bamboo brush pot, a delicate brush rest with nice brush and a marvelous Qing-style elegant stand are included. You could experience by holding one of our brush pots, and imagine an Eighteenth Century Literati rapidly taking out a brush from it and writing down a famous poem. Scholar’s items are not only decoration of your study but also are functional, and very much in demand nowadays.


文人墨室

在今年十一月,伦敦亚洲艺术周期间,佛得利思古玩以“文人墨室”为主题在肯辛顿教堂街举办展览,由古代能工巧匠制作而成不同材质的文房用品,木雕,玉器,铜器,瓷器,这些受到当时文人欢迎的物件,都能在本次展览中寻到踪迹。

千年以来,为社会大众所尊敬的中国文人有许多同样也是大收藏家,收藏高质量的,完成度高的艺术作品,他们使用这些具有功能性、启示性,虽然很小却足够点缀文人桌面的物件来陪伴他们读书学习的旅程。

我们的展览“文人墨室”旨在展示明清文人在书房中的日常生活,在书房中文人通常与世隔绝,独处一室进行课业的学习,是在这文人墨室中他们学习儒家经典,研习诗词歌赋,琴棋书画。

而在“文人墨室”中,这些小巧的物件都符合文人的需求制作而成,并放置在文人周围,类似毛笔,笔筒,笔格,臂搁,水注,纸镇等,这些物件都代表了当时最尖端的艺术形式,反应了当时文人追求的文雅以及体现这种雅致所需要的传承千年工匠的制作技术,这些艺术品符合当时最高超的工艺并且契合当时的文人审美. 因此,时隔几百年,它们仍然受到喜爱,并受到越来越多收藏家的追捧。

千年以来,为社会大众所尊敬的中国文人有许多同样也是大收藏家,收藏高质量的,完成度高的艺术作品,他们使用这些具有功能性、启示性,虽然很小却足够点缀文人桌面的物件来陪伴他们读书学习的旅程。

我们的展览“文人墨室”旨在展示明清文人在书房中的日常生活,在书房中文人通常与世隔绝,独处一室进行课业的学习,是在这文人墨室中他们学习儒家经典,研习诗词歌赋,琴棋书画。

而在“文人墨室”中,这些小巧的物件都符合文人的需求制作而成,并放置在文人周围,类似毛笔,笔筒,笔格,臂搁,水注,纸镇等,这些物件都代表了当时最尖端的艺术形式,反应了当时文人追求的文雅以及体现这种雅致所需要的传承千年工匠的制作技术,这些艺术品符合当时最高超的工艺并且契合当时的文人审美. 因此,时隔几百年,它们仍然受到喜爱,并受到越来越多收藏家的追捧。

例如在此组文房用具中(见上文),小巧可爱的人物铜镇,不规则形制的竹制笔筒,一件精雕典雅的黄杨笔格以及清中期的正方几座,它们都代表着文人的生活,你可以通过它们感受到文人雅士生活的情境,可以想象当十八世纪的大文豪文思泉涌时飞速从其中一个笔筒中抽笔疾书,完成伟大诗篇时的画面。这些文房用具不仅能成为书房的装饰品,他们仍可使用,依然是如今收藏的潮流。

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