Chinese Antiques

The ancient arts and crafts of China, for centuries, have attracted international attention for their intricacy and subtlety. From porcelain to jade, furniture, paintings and screens and scrolls, they embody the essence of Chinese history and culture. This series explores some of the best examples of Chinese antiques.
The ancient arts and crafts of China, for centuries, have attracted international attention for their intricacy and subtlety. From porcelain to jade, furniture, paintings and screens and scrolls, they embody the essence of Chinese history and culture. This series explores some of the best examples of Chinese antiques.
Art & Culture

History of fire-making kindles a collection

Having no lighters or even matches, our ancestors use primitive ways to start a fire. 
Art & Culture

The collector who thinks outside the box

The antique boxes might look ordinary but wait until you see what inside.
Art & Culture

The Kitchen God and traditional stove art

In about two weeks, the Kitchen God, or Stove God, will return to the heaven and gives an annual report on every household to the Jade Emperor. 
Art & Culture

Old badges reveal history, character of Chinese schools

Coming from primary schools to universities in all sorts of shapes, the school badges collected by Ye Wenhan tell the history and mottos of schools across China. 
Art & Culture

Designer homes for our feathered friends

Yan Hujin, 82, has been making birdcages for more than 40 years. The legendary  and philanthropic man revived the iced-plum-roof birdcage, a technique lost for around 200 years.
Lifestyle

The fabric of Chongming cultural heritage is homespun

For Chongming women, homespun fabric is more than just the stuff of making clothes. It also serves as a dowry, a diary and a history.
Art & Culture

Sandalwood fans: staying sweet and cool

Sandalwood fans offer not only thermal comfort and the visual enjoyment, but also a pleasant fragrance.
Art & Culture

Seconds out as season for cricket fighting arrives

The tradition of raising crickets to fight and enjoy their singing is deeply rooted in Chinese culture. The popularity of cricket rearing promotes the art of making cricket pots.
Art & Culture

Beauty in black and white

Cizhou ware is known for its black-and-white contrasting colors and vigorous motifs. Vases, jars, bowls and especially pillows, it was mainly manufactured as utilitarian objects
Art & Culture

The art of clay teapots

Tea wares need to be practical, but it can also delight the eyes.
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