Replicas of Ancient Bronzes

Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-10-31

The bronze wares are famous traditional handicrafts in our country. The bronze wares are made of smelted metals such as copper, tin, etc. which then are cast in an elegantly carved and designed pottery mould . As its luster is steel gray, so it is called steel-gray wares in Chinese. The bronze wares production in Luoyang has a very long history which started in Xia Dynasty and flourished in Shang Dynasty .Luoyang has been the centre of the manufacturing industry of bronze wares of our country for a very long time. There is a saying that reads like this " Xuzhou is rich in copper while Luoyang is rich in masters of superior skills " from time immemorial. The most representative products are" horse stepping on a flying swallow ",Pixie(a kind of mythical beast which can exorcise evil spirits) , rhinoceroses , galloping horses , persons , chariots or carriages and horses, and various kinds of knives , swords and drinking vessels,etc.

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