META-MUSEUM: CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: The Art of the Silver Cage 中國出口銀器: 銀籠子的藝術

Chinese Export Silver produced some extraordinary silversmiths by anyone’s standards; a much-used statement by me and one I am oft criticised about. There is an unwritten  hierarchy of perceived best makers in the Western world in the 18th and 19th centuries; sadly, Chinese silversmiths were not even considered eligible to this exclusive virtual club. Chinese […]

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