META-MUSEUM: The Complex Hierarchy of The China Trade Relative to the Chinese Export Silver Trade 相對於中國出口銀貿易而言的中國貿易之複雜階級制度

Chinese Export Silver was very much a product of the China Trade, but the period between 1757-1842 is now known as the Old China Trade. Despite frenetic attempts by the Emperor to restrict European merchants, citizens and their trading to Macau, it began to spread throughout China. The Canton System was devised to control trade […]

META-MUSEUM: CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: Passing the salt in style – for 8000 years! 中國出口銀器: 遞上鹽的格調 – 8000年了!

      To many of us, we might be aware of the connotations that salt has with monarchy – a substance of high value and denoting high status. We might also be aware of the connections of salt with the Romans – the very word “salary” being a derivative that traces its roots to […]

META-MUSEUM: Chinese Export Silver: Canton Georgian Gems in Massachusetts 在馬薩諸塞州的廣東喬治亞風瑰寶

Chinese Export Silver: Canton Georgian Gems in Massachusetts                                                                                                 […]

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, […]

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 […]

META-MUSEUM: Pearl River Meets East River Over a Chinese Export Silver Box! 珠江在一個中國出口銀盒上遇到了紐約的東河!

Pearl River Meets East River Over a Chinese Export Silver Box! 珠江在一個中國出口銀盒上遇到了紐約的東河! For a nation that had been almost totally introspective to the point of being hermetically sealed off for hundreds of years, it never ceases to amaze me how inextricably linked the phenomenon that is Chinese Export Silver is to America, in particular the […]

META-MUSEUM: CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: An Almighty Battle Royal Over a Tea Set! 中國出口銀器: 一套茶具上的偉大戰役!

CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: An Almighty Battle Royal Over a Tea Set!    中國出口銀器: 一套茶具上的偉大戰役! Inundated though I am with images of Chinese Export Silver, both shared by others from around the world and unearthed by me in my research quest, not a week goes by without at least one specimen taking my breath away. Cape […]

Meta-Museum – A RARE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER “MEGILLAH” FIT FOR A QUEEN 中國出口銀 复杂事情 女王/王后的适合

A RARE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER “MEGILLAH” FIT FOR A QUEEN                                                                                                                                 中國出口銀 复杂事情女王/王后的适合   It was back in August that I wrote about a megillah made by Wang Hing that at the time I thought was unique and it’s perhaps rather ironic that I find myself writing about a megillah that not only outshines it, […]

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