META-MUSEUM: CHINESE EXPORT SILVER FOR THE ISLAMIC WORLD 伊斯蘭世界的中國出口銀器.

CHINESE EXPORT SILVER FOR THE ISLAMIC WORLD 伊斯蘭世界的中國出口銀器. It was back in 2012 that I first wrote an article about Chinese Export Silver that was clearly made for the Islamic world. A further year of research has brought to light much more information; what was already an interesting niche in an even more interesting silver […]

META-MUSEUM: CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: FIRMLY FOOTED IN CHINESE MYTHOLOGY 中國出口銀器: 牢牢紮根於中國神話

CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: FIRMLY FOOTED IN CHINESE MYTHOLOGY 中國出口銀器: 牢牢紮根於中國神話 All cultures have their own mythological hoofed beasts. The Etruscans had their minotaur, European mythology has its unicorn, in Hebrew mythology there is the re’em and in Egyptian lore there is the cerberus. In China there is the Qílín [pronounced Chhi-lin]. Antique silver and furniture have […]

META-MUSEUM: BEAM ME UP SCOTTY – OR PIPE ME ABOARD! The curious phenomenon that was 19th century Chinese Export Silver Bosun’s Whistles 傳送我上去吧, 史考特. 十九世紀中國出口銀海軍口笛的特殊實物

I realise that many of the regular readers of my weekly articles might be thinking I’ve lost the plot by the title of this piece, but bear with me and all will be made clear, bizarre as it may seem at first glance!  What we know as The China Trade began in 1757, when by […]

META-MUSEUM:CHINESE EXPORT SILVER FLORAL TOURS DE FORCE 中國出口銀器上的花卉杰作

CHINESE EXPORT SILVER FLORAL TOURS DE FORCE  中國出口銀器上的花卉杰作 I have decided I must be a very privileged person. Not only am I constantly viewing outstanding items of silver as my academic research progresses at a pace, but I get to see so many spectacular examples of Chinese Export Silver that people from all around the […]

META-MUSEUM:THE CONSUMMATE GEORGIAN SILVERSMITH OF CANTON 一位技術高超的喬治時期廣東銀匠

THE CONSUMMATE GEORGIAN SILVERSMITH OF CANTON                                                                                        一位技術高超的喬治時期廣東銀匠 I write prodigiously about Chinese Export Silver and, if I lived in an ideal world, I would like to think that gradually I am raising the awareness of this highly significant silver category to the height it rightly deserves. Chinese Export Silver ranks amongst some of the […]

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