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CHINESE BRONZE & BRASS WARE Grace Chau. MATERIAL OF CHINESE BRONZE & BRASS WARE  Bronze is an alloy of copper and a variety of other elements such as.

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1 CHINESE BRONZE & BRASS WARE Grace Chau

2 MATERIAL OF CHINESE BRONZE & BRASS WARE  Bronze is an alloy of copper and a variety of other elements such as tin, metals, and lead. Bronze ware can be found in many ancient civilizations. Copper by itself, is too soft to make tools of, and tin is too brittle it breaks too easily. But if you mix a little tin in the copper, it becomes bronze, which is much harder and at the same time less brittle. +

3 HISTORY OF CHINESE BRONZE  Bronzes have been cast in China for about 3,700 years.  1500–300 BC, roughly the Bronze Age in China.  Ritual Bronze vessels

4 THE CHARACTERISTICS  Animal pattern  Plants pattern  Food vessel  Bronze Inscriptions  Wine vessel  Water vessel  Weapons and others

5 HISTORY OF ANCIENT CHINESE BRONZE First stage Developing stage Zenith stage Transition stage Renewal stage

6 CLASSIFICATION OF BRONZES  Food Vessels  Wine Vessels  Water Vessels  Weapons and Others

7 FOOD VESSEL Ding Li Yan GuiXuDou

8 WINE VESSEL Jue Jia GuZhiHu You Zun PouGong

9 WATER VESSEL Pan Yi He Jian

10 WEAPONS AND OTHERS Sword Yue Nao Zhong Drum Bronze Pillow Sheng

11 BRONZE MIRROR

12 BRONZE CHIME-BELLS The chime – bells, cast with bronze, is a instrument in ancient China. It consisted of oval bells in different size arranged to the order of the pitch, which are hung on a huge bell cot. Different tones can be produced when beating the bells with wood hammer and a long stick, and beautiful music can be performed when beating to the tune.

13 CHINESE BRONZE INSCRIPTIONS -Events, family traditions -bronze, bones or tortoise shells

14 SIMUWU DING 司母戊鼎 Simuwu ding ( 司母戊鼎 ) is the heaviest ancient bronze ware in the world by now, which is named for the three Chinese characters “Si Mu Wu” carved on the belly of the vessel. With a height of 133mm and a weight of 833kg.

15 BIBLIOGRAPHY  "The Art of Chinese Bronzes - Ancient Chinese Bronze Artwork." The Art of Chinese Bronzes - Ancient Chinese Bronze Artwork. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://www.chinesemoods.com/chinesebronzes.htmlwww.chinesemoods.com/chinesebronzes.html  "Chinese Bronze Wares." - China Culture. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/30Arts9832.htmlhttp://arts.cultural-china.com/en/30Arts9832.html  "Chinese Arts - Handicrafts 手工藝術 - Ritual Bronze Vessels 青銅禮器 (www.chinaknowledge.de)." Chinese Arts - Handicrafts 手工藝術 - Ritual Bronze Vessels 青銅禮器 (www.chinaknowledge.de). N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://www.chinaknowledge.de/Art/Bronze/bronze.htmlwww.chinaknowledge.de)." Chinese Arts - Handicrafts 手工藝術 - Ritual Bronze Vessels 青銅禮器 (www.chinaknowledge.de). N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://www.chinaknowledge.de/Art/Bronze/bronze.html  "A Special Exhibition of Bronze Inscriptions from the Western Chou." A Special Exhibition of Bronze Inscriptions from the Western Chou. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://www.npm.gov.tw/english/exhbition/ewen0630/intro.htmhttp://www.npm.gov.tw/english/exhbition/ewen0630/intro.htm  "History - Archeology." Bronze Inscriptions. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://history.cultural-china.com/en/54History603.htmlhttp://history.cultural-china.com/en/54History603.html  "Bronze Mirror." - China Culture. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/30Arts386.htmlhttp://arts.cultural-china.com/en/30Arts386.html  "Bronze Chime-Bells of King Yi of the Zeng State." - China Culture BC 475. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://arts.cultural- china.com/en/30Arts391.htmlhttp://arts.cultural- china.com/en/30Arts391.html  "Chinese Bronze Inscriptions." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Apr Web. 22 Apr http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_bronze_inscriptionshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_bronze_inscriptions  "The Ritual Bronze Vessels of the Shang and Chou Dynasties." The Ritual Bronze Vessels of the Shang and Chou Dynasties. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://www.npm.gov.tw/exhbition/cves2000/english/eves2000.htmhttp://www.npm.gov.tw/exhbition/cves2000/english/eves2000.htm  "History of Chinese Bronze Objects." History of Chinese Bronze Objects. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://www.antiqueexpress.com/en/home/home+decoration/bronzes/bronze+history/http://www.antiqueexpress.com/en/home/home+decoration/bronzes/bronze+history/  "Tiger-shaped Token." - China Culture. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/30Arts4458.htmlhttp://arts.cultural-china.com/en/30Arts4458.html

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