Found 114 articles matching Metals category.
  • 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 […]

  • Aug 30 2013
  • 30 Aug 2013

A Serious Case of Mistaken Identity Finally Revealed

??????: ?????????????????? There is no such maker as Kan Mao Hsing! This article is focuses upon a long-running case of mistaken identity of an important […]

  • Aug 25 2013
  • 25 Aug 2013

Pearl River Meets the East River over a Chinese Export Silver Box

???????????????????? For a nation that had been almost totally introspective to the point of being hermetically sealed off for hundreds of years, it never ceases […]

  • Aug 16 2013
  • 16 Aug 2013

Chinese Export Silver: An Almighty Battle Royal over a Tea Set!

??????: ?????????? Inundated though I am with images of Chinese Export Silver, both shared by others from around the world and unearthed by me in […]

  • Aug 9 2013
  • 9 Aug 2013

The Art of the Silver Cage Shows Creative Genius of Chinese Silversmiths

??????: ?????? Chinese Export Silver produced some extraordinary silversmiths by anyone’s standards; a much-used statement by me and one I am oft criticized about. There […]

  • Aug 2 2013
  • 2 Aug 2013

The Oddities, the Mysteries & Sometimes the Agonies of Chinese Export Silver

??????: ???, ???, ???????? One of the many advantages of being known as carrying out in-depth research into Chinese Export Silver and its complex history […]

  • Jul 26 2013
  • 26 Jul 2013

Chinese Export Silver Rosewater Sprinklers Created for the Islamic World

It was back in 2012 when I first wrote an article about Chinese Export Silver that was clearly made for the Islamic world. A year […]

  • Jul 18 2013
  • 18 Jul 2013

Chinese Export Silver Design is Firmly Footed in Chinese Mythology

??????: ????????? All cultures have their own mythological hooved beasts. The Etruscans had their Minotaur, European mythology has its unicorn, in Hebrew mythology there is […]

  • Jul 12 2013
  • 12 Jul 2013

The Curious Phenomenon of 19th-Century Chinese Export Silver Bosun’s Whistles

??????, ???. ?????????????????? What we know as the China Trade began in 1757 when, by Imperial edict, a set of stringent regulations were implemented in […]