Ancient Chinese bronze Technology

Ancient Chinese Bronze Casting Technology

A Money Tree Grow for 2,000 Years

A bronze money tree

This is a 2,000-year-old Chinese money tree true to its name, as each of its bronze leaf is in the shape of coin.

The tree was discovered in 1990 from an East Han tomb set up in a cave on a cliff face in Sichuan Province.

This might be one of the secrets to the longevity of Chinese prosperity, temporarily halted only during a period between the late 17th and the early 20s, that is to produce your own money trees. šŸ¤‘

A 2,000-Year-Old Bronze Sword

warring states sword

This is a bronze sword just unearthed from a tomb in China’s Henan province, dating back to an era between the Warring States (475-221BC) and East Han Dynasty (221BC-207AD).

The site belongs to an ancient tomb group which were discovered during a routine site survey prior to construction work.

Two Dancers Frozen in Time for 2,000 Years

A bronze sculpture of Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD)

A 2,200-Year-Old Bronze Pincers

This bronze pincers was produced during the short-lived yet high creative Qin Dynasty (Ā 221 BC to 206 BC)

A 2,500-Year-Old Bronze Crossbow

Bronze crossbow, used in China before the Warring States era (475 BC – 225 BC)Ā 

Ancient Chinese Silver Inlaid Bronze Technology

A 2,400-Year-Old Silver Inlaid Bronze Cattle

This bronze cattle statue was created during the Warring States Era when China disintegrated into 7 major states fighting among each other.

A 2,500-Year-Old Silver Inlaid Bronze Wine Vessel

This wine bottle was produced during the Spring and Autumn Period when Confucius and Lao Tzu lived.

Ancient Chinese Gilt Bronze Technology

A 2,000-Year-Old Gilt Bronze Horse

A gilt bronze horse, West Han Dynasty (206 BC – 8 AD)

A Tiger Roaring at the Sky forĀ 2,500 Years

Chinese gilt Bronze object of Spring & Autumn PeriodĀ (770 BC –Ā 476 BC)
Collection of British Museum

COMMENTS FROM GOOGLE PLUS

Mile HsiangYang Lee:

Why is this not in China? šŸ˜® In the British Museum? Stolen? Plundered? Pilfered? Ransacked? Smuggled out? Sold?

All Things Chinese:

There are numerous priceless Chinese relics in UK, US, France, Japan and other countries kept either by museums or private collectors.

In the turn of the 20th century, the troops of Eight-Nation Alliance led by a German general entered Beijing in response to the deaths of the Western Christian missionaries.

The Manchu rulers occupied the Forbidden City fled Beijing, leaving the palace that houses numerous relics since Ming Dynasty to the hands of the Eight-Nation Alliance officers and soldiers who just took whatever they could carry and brought them back home as war trophies.

Then after the Xinhai Revolution in 1911, which ended the Manchus’ backward and alien rule in China, the pathetic Republic Government allowed the so-called “last emperor” and his number of step mothers to live in the rear quarter of the Forbidden City for a decade. The bastard stole and sold the treasures to the art dealers from the West to support his lavish lifestyle.

A 2,500-Year-Old Double Headed Tiger

A tiger with two heads heading in opposite directions
Chinese gilt Bronze object of Spring & Autumn Period (770 BC –Ā 476 BC)

2,500-year-old gilt bronze belt buckle

Ancient gilt bronze belt buckle, Spring & Autumn Period (770 BC –Ā 476 BC)

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Renato Silva Abanches:Ā 

Segurando o DragĆ£o pelo rabo. šŸ˜Š
Interessante conceito de dominar os instintos.

Milr HsiangYang Lee:Ā 

I’m sure, the slitheren from Harry Potter would love it.

All Things ChineseĀ 

The creature in The Hobbit is a different specie from Chinese dragon. Western-style dragon is a dinosaur-like giant fire lizard from a monster world associated with the Western mythology, while Chinese Loong is water by nature and from a celestial domain, according to Chinese mythology.

BTW, all mythologies have some truth in them.

A 2,000-year-old gilt bronze Traffic Seal

TheĀ Seal, unearthed from a West Han tomb, allowed military commanders to access government vehiclesĀ whenĀ mobilising military forces.

2,500-Year-Old Dagger with Golden Handle

Ancient Chinese dagger and its golden handleĀ inlaid with turquoise, Spring & Autumn Period (770 BC – 476 BC)

The details ofĀ theĀ golden handle with turquoise stone inlay

COMMENTS FROM GOOGLE PLUS

Mile HsiangYang Lee:Ā 

This is just an ornamental piece, right? It can’t possibly be used in combat, can it? Looks to be too decorative to me – It’s just ostensible + just a show piece, I suppose.

All Things Chinese:

I agree, that must be the case. It could be used as gift between the kings.

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