| Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries

Visitors' Forum

Asian Art  Forums - Detail List
Asian Art Forums

Message Listing by Date:
Message Index | Back | Post a New Message | Search | Private Mail | FAQ
Subject:Painted egg
Posted By: Adidas Sat, Feb 16, 2019 IP:

My grandma gave me this egg she baught in china many years ago. Wanted to know a little about this painting and why is it on an egg? Any historical meaning to it ?

Subject:Re: Painted egg
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Feb 16, 2019

嬰戲圖 - Baby play picture
千山 - Qianshan (Signature on the right bottom)
Paintings display children`s play called "Baby play pictures" have become a common decorative pattern on porcelains, jade carvings, embroideries, eggshells etc. since Tang Dynasty times. It was very popular during the Qing Dynasty.

With rgards,

Subject:Re: Painted egg
Posted By: Adidas Sun, Feb 17, 2019

Thanks you so much for the response ! So this is a replica of an egg from the Qing dynasty ? There is no way an egg survived so many years since then...are there any eggs from that period existing ??
Thanks !

Subject:Re: Painted egg
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Feb 17, 2019

It is not a replica of any picture, but the style itself. These eggshell paintings are made even in these
days in China.
The lacquered egg-holder doesn`t look brand new.
Could be a half-a-century old.
With regards,
I.Nagy | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |