Found 114 articles matching Metals category.
  • Feb 5 2014
  • 5 Feb 2014

Revered, Yet a Rarity—The Horse as a Chinese Decorative Motif

??????: ?????, ?????? Greetings to a new year: the Year of the Horse; the seventh Chinese sign of the zodiac. The Horse is a traditional […]

  • Jan 30 2014
  • 30 Jan 2014

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market offers a Warm Reception despite Winter’s Chill

Just a day before I was to fly out to the January Wonderful Winter Market at the Randolph Street Market for WorthPoint, I got a […]

  • Jan 28 2014
  • 28 Jan 2014

The Longest Tea Party the World’s Ever Seen! Part 2

??????: ????????? ?? We continue the story of the inextricable link between the China Tea Trade and Chinese Export Silver—which began last week with this […]

  • Jan 21 2014
  • 21 Jan 2014

The Longest Tea Party the World’s Ever Seen! Part 1

??????: ????????? ?? My research has long made me aware of the inextricable links between The China Trade period and Chinese Export Silver; without the […]

  • Jan 13 2014
  • 13 Jan 2014

Chinese Export Silver: The Cultural Crossovers of Incense

??????: ????????! The relationship and benefits between humans and incense may be likened to butterflies to flowers and trees to the sun. This, in itself, […]

  • Jan 7 2014
  • 7 Jan 2014

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Jeffrey Herman on Silver and Silver Care

On the first Antiques Auction Forum podcast of 2014, Martin Willis speaks with Jeffrey Herman, who is passionate about silver and discusses how to care […]

  • 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!

???? 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

??????: ???? 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!

???????????! For almost 30 years there has been a widely held view that the most prolific of the Chinese Export Silver makers, Wang Hing, was […]