META-MUSEUM: CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: Takes a cup of kindness yet 中國出口銀器: 我們一起真誠地舉杯

There are not many things the West and China had in common in the 18th and 19th centuries, but certainly one thing both cultures shared was a penchant for drinking alcohol. Alcohol and silver have always made a good marriage; silver has been used to elevate the consumption of alcohol to a higher plain of […]

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META-MUSEUM:CHINESE EXPORT SILVER:The Ultimate Tea Ceremony 中國出口銀器: 終極茶道

CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: The Ultimate Tea Ceremony 中國出口銀器: 終極茶道  Chinese Export Silver was very much a product of the China Trade which in itself was a phenomenon born out of the long-established silk and tea trades between China and the West. Tea, like silver, is very much embedded into the Chinese psyche. Unlike in China, […]

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META-MUSEUM:CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: When Sun Shone on Canton for 95 Years! 中國出口銀器: 陽光普照著廣州城的那九十五年.

CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: When Sun Shone on Canton for 95 Years! 中國出口銀器: 陽光普照著廣州城的那九十五年. I’ve been aware of some debate recently over referenced manufacturing periods for some of the Chinese Export Silver makers. I couldn’t agree more that some of the established dating requires review especially given that far more information has become and is still […]

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META-MUSEUM: CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GETS THE BLUES 中國出口銀器也憂鬱

CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GETS THE BLUES 中國出口銀器也憂鬱 The striking iridescent blue of kingfisher feathers have been highly prized in China for at least 2500 years. Their widespread use in hair ornaments and jewellery gave rise to their being acknowledged as symbols of feminine beauty, while the sheer reality that a kingfisher is an extremely small […]

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