According to B&C antiques "The alloy paktong has a fascinating history. Centuries before nickel was isolated in the west, the Chinese had produced an alloy of zinc, copper and nickel which had the lustrous sheen and color tone of silver, was appreciably harder than silver, and did not tarnish in use. Many examples of this alloy have a particularly pleasing color which is silver-bright but possesses what has been termed a “soul of gold.” For additional information about paktong, see our ...click for details
Haku Maki (1924 to 2000) was an important late 20th Century Japanese printmaker. He created images often using kanji (originally: Chinese characters) as the theme for his prints. He created about 2000 different images. Many are known. Here I present a number of images which I had never seen until this year even as I have gathered many. I still lack the image for Autumn in this series: any assistance in finding it would be most appreciated
winter was formerly in the John and Joyce Meye ...click for details
Yixing Pottery is world famous. Less famous but equally imposing is the pottery hat holder (Maotong). It was made nearly 100 years ago in a modest pottery kiln somewhere in North
China, maybe in the
Beijing environs maybe further North. This Maotong was made to resemble a sector of a tree trunk: it is vividly done.
28 x 14