Chinese Court Gold Art Ritual Basin Inlaid with Two Flying Phoenixes (Jinli shuangfeng yupen) Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Gold Mouth diameter: 43 cm, Bottom diameter: 32.7 cm, Height: 9 cm Item used in the Qing court The basin is made of metal alloy which is eighty percent pure gold. The artists hammered and embossed
Chinese Bronze Art- Bronze Mirror Preceded the glass mirrors of today, bronze mirrors have been found by archaeologists among elite assemblages from various cultures, from Etruscan Italy to China. Before western glass mirrors were brought to China, bronze mirrors had a long history of usage from Neolithic times until the Qing Dynasty in China.
Chinese Bronze Age-Bronze Ware Art The Bronze Age in China started in the late Hsia dynasty (ca. early 17th century B.C.E.) and lasted through the Shang (1600-1046 B.C.E.), Western Chou (1046-771 B.C.E.) and into the Eastern Chou (770-221 B.C.E.) period, persisting for about 1,500 years in all. In this age, only the