Since ancient times, the rulers of all countries and dynasties can not do without silver utensils no matter what occasion. The emperor's scepter and crown are mostly made of silver, and the articles and ornaments of some ruling class figures, such as ribbons, official ranks, swords and ornaments, are also made of silver. Therefore, in ancient times, silver not only played an important role in religious commemoration, but also was regarded as a symbol of power and honor. The manufacture of silverware originated from the folk, which has attracted the attention of the upper privileged since Qin Dynasty. The royal family has set up a silver management and manufacturing organization specially for the royal family and nobility, aiming to monopolize the ownership of silver. The royal family recruited skilled craftsmen to produce silver and silver ornaments for them. In addition to its products for the use of the Imperial Palace, or to send princes and nobles, reward ministers, or as gifts to friends.
During the Han Dynasty, the manufacture of silver utensils reached a very high level. Influenced by the bronze ware at that time, there have been silver vessels with the style of bronze ware, such as flat glass pattern, dragon phoenix pattern, geometric line pattern and so on.
In the Tang Dynasty, there was a significant development in silver making. The shining silver has become one of the symbols of Tang Dynasty. Tang Dynasty silver fine craft system and fine, hammering, casting, welding, cutting, polishing, riveting, plating, chiseling, hollowing, etc.; but also a wide range of types, including food utensils, drinking utensils, containers, medicine, daily miscellaneous utensils, decorations and religious utensils; its texture is complex and beautiful, including honeysuckle pattern, grape pattern, bead pattern, gemological pattern, animal pattern and hunting pattern.
The silver of Ming and Qing dynasties developed mature, and tended to be gorgeous and colorful, with strong court atmosphere. The elegant shape of the instrument, the colorful gemstone inlay and dragon and phoenix pattern symbolize nobility and power. The silver ware of Ming Dynasty is vivid and simple, and the pattern structure tends to be dense. Silver wares in Qing Dynasty had both traditional styles and other artistic influences. Silver wares of Qing Dynasty can be summarized in two words: fine and fine. The composite technology is developed, and the combination of silverware, enamel, pearl jade and gemstone adds the nobility and beauty of the artifacts.
The word "longevity" silver bowl, inheriting wealth and longevity, is a treasure of peace and auspiciousness. Bowl is a common family heirloom in ancient China. Large families engrave the word "longevity" on the silver bowl, hoping that future generations will have no worries about food and clothing, full bowl, long life and good luck, showing the pursuit of a better life. As an old and new art category, silver collection group is growing. In foreign countries, the collection market with a long history has formed a quite standard collection group. They are mainly collectors, but also some people collect and use them. Therefore, the number of transactions per year is considerable. Driven by the international market, China's silver trading has become increasingly popular in recent years.
This Huishou silver bowl is gorgeous and rich. It has a good meaning of "gathering all the blessings of the world, living a long life and being healthy". The design is meticulous. The middle of the bowl bottom is engraved with the pattern of "longevity", which means good luck and longevity. The outer part of the foot is surrounded by cloud and thunder pattern, which means to resist all disasters. The silver is pure, delicate and soft, with excellent texture. The mellow coating reveals a strong sense of history and has a high collection value, which can be called a masterpiece. The whole is well preserved, and it is very difficult to keep it intact. Similar to the porcelain with lid in official kilns, the lid is easy to be damaged and lost, but the porcelain with lid and without lid belong to two prices. The shape of the whole vessel is atmospheric and full, with fine workmanship, round shape, folding mouth, foot ring, arc abdomen, simple and honest shape, exquisite workmanship, which belongs to the style of the old silver bowl in Qing Dynasty of China. It is carved with flowers and longevity characters, with fine production and superb workmanship, which is one of the best products.
From the pre-Qin, Warring States period, through the Han Dynasty, in the Tang Dynasty, it gathered into the brilliant world and the maturity of Ming and Qing Dynasties. More than 4000 years of blessing, more than 4000 years of exquisite, more than 4000 years of beauty. Silver craft relief paintings, silver ornaments, silver wine utensils, silver tea utensils, silver tableware, these extremely exquisite silverware attract collectors, whether in ancient or modern times, its value is very valuable, especially ancient silverware.