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Architecture Style - Palace

Palace architecture is also called imperial court architecture. Usually built on grand scale. the imperial palaces are closely related to imperial sovereignty and were also constructed for the entertainment of rulers. Since the Qin Dynasty...

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Jade Clothes Sewn With Golden Thread

Jade Clothes Sewn With Golden Thread were actually funeral suits for the imperial family. a custom which first appeared in the Warring States Period (476-221BC) and prevailed in the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220) As a symbol of class. jade suit...

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Gifts of the Tang Emperors

Hidden Treasures from the Famen Temple Famen Temple is located in Fufeng County. 118km (73 miles) west of Xi`an and was built during the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220AD) to store a relic of Sakyamuni Buddha`s finger bone. In 1987 the largest...

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The Antique Lovers's places in Beijing

Liulichang Antique Street The Liulichang Antique Street is a small street lined with shops facades bearing Ming and Qing dynasty architectural features. With brightly painted doors and eaves and gracefully curved black-tiled-roofs building...

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Classic Work of Painted Pottery

Most painted pottery in China was made some 3.000 to 5.000 years ago in the Yellow River Valley in Southwest Qinghai. Gansu and Shaanxi provinces and Northern Henan Province. A classic piece is Human Face and Fish Body Design Colored Potte...

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Appraise Quality of Purple Sand Teapots

Generally. a good purple sand teapot includes several characteristics as outlined below: 1. Place the pot upside down. If its mouth. spout. and handle aligned in one axel. it`s a good pot. A good pot won` sink when place in water. 2. Put s...

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Guyuexuan - industrial art of Qing Dynasty

Guyuexuan was an industrial art that originated during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). In the Qing Dynasty. vases of many shapes. sizes and styles were made for daily use in palaces. as well as in less exalted...

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Swords - The Sword of Goujian

Regarded as a state treasure. the Sword of Goujian was unearthed in September 1965 in Jiangling County. Hubei Province. The sword is as legendary to the Chinese people as King Arthur`s sword in the West. Having been buried for more than 2....

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China - The Silk Kingdom

Silk. as a symbol of ancient Chinese culture . has not only weaved an excellent picture in the nation`s civilization history. but also has made indelible contributions for the advancement of human beings. For thousands of years. Chinese si...

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