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 so minute you need a magnifying glass - Art & Culture in China
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Art so minute you need a magnifying glass

It's not just the tiny size of Yuan Yao's works that is captivating, but also the ancient philosophy he draws on to give his carvings a spiritual soul. 
Artisan adorns plates, vases in delicate art - Art & Culture in China
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Artisan adorns plates, vases in delicate art

A porcelain carver turned back to generations of a family heritage skill to take up an ancient art form in his 50s.
Farm trash provides an unlikely source of artistic creativity - Art & Culture in China
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Farm trash provides an unlikely source of artistic creativity

What farmers burn as slash becomes a treasure in the hands of one Shanghai artist. She turns wheat straw into iconic artworks sometimes laced with delicate Suzhou embroidery.
In a local workshop of heritage artworks, like father, like son - Art & Culture in China
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In a local workshop of heritage artworks, like father, like son

A father and son combine the traditional skills of lacquerware and stone inlays. Their workshop in Shanghai produces exquisite artworks.
Intricate carving art has a future, knock on wood - Art & Culture in China
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Intricate carving art has a future, knock on wood

Yu Lixin is an acknowledged master of woodcarving. Apart from a pair of skilled hands, he also has a pair of keen eyes.
Ships inside bottles: How do they do that? - Art & Culture in China
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Ships inside bottles: How do they do that?

Dozens of ancient Chinese boats are "berthed" at the Putuo branch of the Liu Haisu Art Museum as part of an exhibition displaying the maritime art.
The essentials of artwork: ink and brushes - Art & Culture in China
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The essentials of artwork: ink and brushes

Located on Nanshan Road in Jing'an District, a shabby building amid a heap of ruins houses the ink factory of Cao Sugong and the calligraphy brush factory of Zhou Huchen. 
Artisans turn cork from everyday item into delicate works - Art & Culture in China
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Artisans turn cork from everyday item into delicate works

Once prevalent, carving with cork has been a fading art form in China in recent decades, with few artisans remaining. Meet two of them striving to keep the heritage craft alive.
For precious art in poor health, the doctor is in - Art & Culture in China
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For precious art in poor health, the doctor is in

Over the past 40 years or so, Wei Wenfu has restored thousands of paintings and calligraphy works. Many museums have also sought his help to restore collection pieces.
Xs mark the spot: Embroidery style defines this town - Art & Culture in China
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Xs mark the spot: Embroidery style defines this town

Luojing cross-stitch with a history of over 300 years distinguishes the town. A local woman in her 40s is dedicated to inheriting and extending the embroidery technique.
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