Found 112 articles matching Metals category.
  • 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

??????: ?????????? 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

???????????????????????? 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

??????: ?????? – 8000??! To many of us, we might be aware of the connotations that salt has with monarchy—a substance of high value and […]

  • Oct 8 2013
  • 8 Oct 2013

Canton Georgian Gems in Massachusetts: A Boston Connection to Chinese Export Silver

??????????????? 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 […]

  • Oct 7 2013
  • 7 Oct 2013

Chinese Export Silver Candlesticks are Lustrous Beacons of Excellence

??????: ???????? Chinese Export Silver is without doubt the most mysterious silver category the world ever saw. Only now, more than 70 years after it […]

  • Sep 25 2013
  • 25 Sep 2013

Takes a Cup of Kindness Yet: Chinese Export Silver Beakers

??????: ????????? There are not many things the West and China had in common in the 18th and 19th centuries, but certainly one thing both […]

  • Sep 20 2013
  • 20 Sep 2013

The Ultimate Tea Ceremony: How the Custom of Taking Tea Influenced Silver Tea Sets

??????: ???? Chinese Export Silver was very much a product of the China Trade, which in itself was a phenomenon born out of the long-established […]

  • Sep 16 2013
  • 16 Sep 2013

When Sun Shone on Canton for 95 Years: From Georgian to High Chinese Style

??????: ?????????????? I’ve been aware of some debate recently over referenced manufacturing periods for some of the Chinese Export Silver makers. I couldn’t agree more […]

  • Sep 6 2013
  • 6 Sep 2013

Treasured Kingfisher Feathers Give Chinese Export Silver the Blues

????????? The striking iridescent blue of kingfisher feathers have been highly prized in China for at least 2,500 years. Their widespread use in hair ornaments […]