The Museum Proper
Replica or Original:
Not a Replica
On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:
Tailor: 6" x 5" x 11"
Table: 5.3" x 5.3" x 6"
A Shiwan Ceramic statue depicting a Qing Dynasty Tailor.
Inscriptions, and/or Markings:
Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation
Holding a fine needle between his left thumb and forefinger, A Tailor of Qing Dynasty pulls a thread with his right hand, carefully threading a needle. This delicate item reflects the tailor works meticulously. Each part of A Tailor of Qing Dynasty, including the tailor's glasses, his pigtail, as well as the scissors and the needle holder on the table, are a striking reflection of what is true to real life.
Shiwan figurines have the capacity to emulate Chinese folklore, mythology, sociology, philosophy and fine art. The Cultural Centre museum's contemporary replica embodies the unique qualities of Shiwan figurines. Facial expressions, garments, and composition are illusrated expressively by the artist. Exaggerations support the Shiwan figurine style that is both odd and tangible.