'Taotie' Cloisonne pot
Product Id
BEJ-07M1/098
Description
Cloisonne pot with wooden stand. This shape of closonne is typical of Shang Dynasty bronzeware some 3000 years ago. The pattern on the pot is the typical grain found on bronzes of that period, Chinese call this pattern 'Tao Tie Wen', that means power and solemnity. This pot was usually used as a decoration in the past.
Dimensions
D38 cm
Origin
China Beijing
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History
Confusion, reunification and golden age Wei Wendi(220-226) Chen Hou Zhu(583-589) Sui Wendi(581-604) Tang Gaozu(618-626) Three Kingdoms : Centuries of rule by warlords began in this period, a time of history greatly romanticesed for its reputed chivalry.  Despite the political unrest, major advances were made in the fields of medicine, astronomy and cartography, and gunpowder was invented for use in fireworks. Wei : 220 - 265 Shu Han : 221 - 263 Wu : 229 - 280 Art in the Three Kingdoms:  It was during this time that the first artists appear whose n Read more
Traditional Arts & Crafts
An introduction to cloisonné Cloisonné is a famous traditional enamelware with a history of over 500 years.  It is known as the ‘Blue of Jingtai’ in China because blue was the first colour used for enamelling and Jingtai was the title of the 7th Ming Emperor during whose reign cloisonné became widely popular. A wide variety of luxury goods can be made from cloisonné, including vases, jars, bowls, plates, boxes, ashtrays and jewellery. The articles are brilliant in colour and splendid in design.  Cloisonné is one of Beijing’s most famous arts and crafts and it is kn Read more
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