Wang Xiaotang (1885-1924)
One of the two most famous porcelain painters of Jingdezhen in the early years of the Republic. He specialised in figure painting and used pale refined colours becoming a pioneer in the field of porcelain painting in Jingdezhen. His figures depicted with meticulous brushwork and textile patterns carefully delineated.
For further information regarding this artist see Simon Kwan, 'Hongxian Porcelain and the role of Wang Xiaotang', Orientations, ed. Elizabeth Knight, Hong Kong, Oct 1991,p.65, and Simon Kwan, Brush and Clay, Chinese Porcelain of the early 20th century, Hong Kong, 1990, p. 105-6.