Monthly Archives: November 2012

Chinese Mandarin Court Necklace Restoration Project

This early to mid-18th century Chinese Mandarin Court Necklace was originally found in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. The necklace has quite a story to tell and is now featured in a special post written by Bob “Out of the Attic”.

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Preserving Chinese Heritage in Modern Designs

I have written often about the ingenuity of Chinese artisans… especially how they used materials from previous eras to create new ornaments. I am thinking of things like antique jade button bracelets or hat buttons used as pendants.  There is a new generation of Chinese designers bringing together ‘recycled’ bits and pieces that preserves heritage […]

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