Found 108 articles matching Metals category.
  • Jan 7 2014
  • 7 Jan 2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Silver-Plated Furness Bermuda Shaker

QUESTION: I have a silver-plated salt or pepper shaker from the Furness Bermuda line. It measures approximately 3 1/2 inch high. The bottom is marked […]

  • Jan 1 2014
  • 1 Jan 2014

Chinese Export Silver: Culture Shock!

文化震撼 I have chosen to start 2014 with a rant! Please humor me while I do… For two years now, I have been striving to […]

  • Dec 12 2013
  • 12 Dec 2013

Standing on Ceremony: Huabiao Pillars reworked as Amazing Silver Columns

中國出口銀器: 講究禮儀 Chinese culture is so enriched with allegorical imagery that one could almost say it is its very foundation. As with any world culture, […]

  • Dec 9 2013
  • 9 Dec 2013

Silversmith Wang Hing didn’t have Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

宏興沒去過蒂芬尼吃早餐! For almost 30 years there has been a widely held view that the most prolific of the Chinese Export Silver makers, Wang Hing, was […]

  • Dec 3 2013
  • 3 Dec 2013

The Clever Box: Small Containers offer Chinese Silversmiths Room to Astonish

中國出口銀器: 不凡的盒子! For Chinese artisans, boxes have always been more than mere utilitarian objects. Through the centuries, special decorative techniques were developed in order to […]

  • Nov 22 2013
  • 22 Nov 2013

Savoir Faire and ‘L’art De La Table’ – So Typically Chinese!

餐桌上的專業與藝術 – 典型的中國風格 A well-set dining table may be likened to a stage set; it can speak volumes about an occasion, the person who set […]

  • Nov 15 2013
  • 15 Nov 2013

Chinese Export Silver Items Strike Gold at Heritage Auctions Sale

At the back end of August this year, the Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auctions had consulted with me regarding some items of Chinese Export Silver […]

  • Nov 1 2013
  • 1 Nov 2013

Chinese Export Silversmiths were Masters of the Art of the Tazza

中國出口銀器: 藝術大師級的高腳盤子 It is equally perplexing to find the origins of the object we know as a “tazza” as to understand why Chinese silversmiths during […]

  • Oct 27 2013
  • 27 Oct 2013

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 […]

  • Oct 21 2013
  • 21 Oct 2013

Passing the Salt for 8,000 Years in Chinese Export Silver Style

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 […]