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Burmese jade Floating green natural jade pendant

Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:28 am

At the beginning of the 20th century, the jade original mill production has lost its scale in the Qing Dynasty, but it is in the eyes of the Chinese.
It has not disappeared or indifferent, but it has quietly become active in a new form, from the palace to the folk. Local and folk jade began to sprout in the Yuan Dynasty, and the two generations of the Ming and Qing Dynasties developed rapidly. Suzhou, Yangzhou, Hangzhou, Jiangning, Jiujiang, Fengyang and other places have opened a workshop for the court of the jade, mainly for the palace official government to sample, processing materials. The Ming and Qing courts demanded a high level of local natural jade and the popularity of folk jade and jade, and the attention of foreign upper class to Chinese jade, created the region, talents, skills, and the rise of folk workshops in the early 20th century. Market conditions. Some Burmese jade masters and jade craftsmen set up workshops and trade names in the transformation of jade articles from Gong Yan art to secular goods. At that time, there were many jade workshops of different sizes in the flower market, Chongwenmen and the front door of the front door in Beijing, such as Wenzhenzhai, Baozhenzhai, Kuishengzhai, Jixingcheng, Huazhen, Tianhezhai and so on. In the 1920s, a Qingshan homeyard dedicated to jade was built outside Chongwenmen. In the bustling Wangfujing, Xidan, Dongsi, and Liulichang, there were also shops selling jade articles. There is a division of labor between the jade workshops, the front door workshops do more fine works, and the Chongwenmen workshop is mainly for the production of crude and small pieces. Beijing, Shanghai and other places have established jade guilds and halls, employing nearly 10,000 people.

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