META-MUSEUM:CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: BOX CLEVER! 中國出口銀器: 不凡的盒子

For Chinese artisans, boxes have always been more than mere utilitarian objects. Over the centuries, special decorative techniques were developed in order to make them extraordinarily special, while the amount of decorative detailing lavished upon boxes is often excessive relative to the size of the object or the purpose it was made for. Cultures vary […]

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