YANG Pengnian 杨彭年


Introduction

Yang Pengnian, whose name is Erquan, was a famous artist from Yixing Zisha from Qianlong to Jiaqing in Qing Dynasty. He is good at making tea pots, which are simple and elegant, and pioneered the technique of squeezing the mouth without using molds and concealing the mouth. Although it is made at will, it is also natural. He is also good at engraving, working in official script, and pursuing the taste of gold and stone. He also collaborated with celebrities such as Chen Hongshou (Man Sheng), Qu Ying Shao (Zi Ye), Zhu Jian (Shi Mei), Deng Kui (Fu Sheng), Guo Lin (Xiang Bo, Pin Jia), etc. to engrave calligraphy and painting. Perfect. Known as "Pangnian Pot", "Pangnian Mansheng Pot", and "Pengnian Stone Scoop Pot", they are very famous and have a great influence on later generations.

Chen Mansheng (1768-1830), with the character Zi Gong, the name Manshou, Mangong, etc. Born in Qiantang, Zhejiang Province in the 33rd year of Qianlong, Qing Dynasty, Daoguang died in ten years.

Chen Mansheng combines calligraphy, calligraphy, gold and stone, and painting, and he is also proficient in literary and diction. I got acquainted with Yang Pengnian, Baonian, and Fengnian brothers and sisters, and formed an indissoluble bond with Zisha. Based on the aesthetic standards of literati, he organically integrated the ethereal painting, the sprinkling of calligraphy, and the simplicity of gold and stone into the art of purple clay pots, and designed a large number of pot shapes in a different way: either in the shape of a sculptor, or inherited from all things. The shape is simple, simple and elegant, and it sweeps away the cumbersome and unconventional, making the purple sand art will show another prosperous period in history. This kind of design, manufacture, engraving and engraving many people cooperated with the authors in the circle to independently develop and produce the purple clay pot, which is the "Mansheng Pot" that is talked about by later generations.



杨彭年,字二泉,清乾隆至嘉庆年间宜兴紫砂名艺人。他善制茗壶,浑朴雅致,首创捏嘴不用模子和掇暗嘴之工艺,虽随意制成,亦有天然之致。他又善铭刻、工隶书,追求金石味。他还与当时名人雅士陈鸿寿(曼生)、瞿应绍(子冶)、朱坚(石梅)、邓奎(符生)、郭麟(祥伯、频伽)等合作镌刻书画,技艺成熟,至善尽美。世称“彭年壶”、“彭年曼生壶”、“彭年石瓢壶”、声名极盛,对后世影响颇大。

陈曼生(1768-1830),字子恭,号曼寿、曼公等。清乾隆三十三年生于浙江钱唐,道光十年卒。

陈曼生集书画、金石、绘画于一身,又精通文辞。结识了杨彭年、宝年、凤年兄妹,与紫砂结下不解之缘。他以文人的审美标准,把绘画的空灵、书法的飘洒、金石的质朴,有机地融入了紫砂壶艺,设计出一大批另辟蹊径的壶型:或肖状造化、或师承万物。造型简洁,古朴风雅,力扫繁琐和落俗,使紫砂艺术柳暗花明,出现了历史上的又一昌盛期。这种设计、制造、刻款、镌铭多人合作,与圈内作者独立研制生产出来的紫砂壶,即后人津津乐道的“曼生壶”。



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There are two legendary Zisha clays: TianQing clay and Black Dotted clay. This is also the primary evidence that this teapot was made by YANG Pengnian.


Please compare with what's on the book and in the museum. It is the same clay. Made of the legendary Black Dotted Clay原矿黑星土. One of the best clays -- secondly only to TianQing clay.

Comparison with the one from the museum:

Similarity: clay, shape

Difference: calligraphy? and mark (mine is AmanTuoshi), size (ours much bigger)

size of this teapot: h60mm, diameter of opening 64mm

size of Shanghai Museum: h37mm, diameter of opening 58mm

size of Huaian Museum: h37cm, diameter of opening 44mm


杨彭年制 陈曼生铭 通高6.0cm 口径6.4cm

质呈肝紫色,淘制细腻。壶呈扁圆形,坡颈平口。壶盖周边突起,扁钮。壶嘴短,内壁为一眼。把呈圆形。直腹。壶底有呈等腰三角形排列的三个乳状足。壶肩有一周铭文“吾爱吾鼎强食强饮曼生作乳鼎铭”十四字,为阴刻秦汉体,刀法纵肆爽利。壶身有二印,把下一印为“彭年”二字,壶底中间一印为“阿曼陀室”四字。



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