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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Canton Georgian Gems in Massachusetts: A Boston Connection to Chinese Export Silver
在馬薩諸塞州的廣東喬治亞風瑰寶 How can one get excited over a silver teapot? No, this isn’t a riddle; it’s a reality! For me, it’s happening more and more […]