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The Art of Clay Figurine Zhang

[ From: Clare Liu | Published: 2008-07-06 Views: 3288 | Booked times: 54 ]
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With a history of more than 160 years, Clay Figurine Zhang is a famous brand in clay sculpture circle. Since Mr. Zhang Mingshan created this fantastic skill in the mid 19 century, five generations from Zhang's family have witnessed the development of this art.

I visited a studio of Clay Figurine Zhang in Bai Gong Fang. Inside I saw many lively clay figurines depicting different characters from the folklores, classical literature works, and Peking Operas.

I especially like a group of clay sculptures featuring three old men sitting around a little table, tasting tea. Even the biggest figurine is no more than 40 cm high. The cute figurines make easy to be collected and kept on the shelf or desk.

The most remarkable character of Clay Figurine Zhang is its unique workmanship. The head and hands of a figurine are removable and can be separated from the main body. So the body parts wont be broken during transportation.

Prices of figurines are from RMB 20 to RMB 200.

What I appreciate:
Wide choices of styles and sizes.

What customers appreciate:
Patented clay figurines, wonderful workmanship

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Shopping in Beijing: With a history of more than 160 years, Clay Figurine Zhang is a famous brand in clay sculpture circle. Since Mr. Zhang Mingshan created this fantastic skill in the mid 19 century, five generations fro...