Beijing souvenirs: Glass product
Beijing was built in the Yuan Dynasty has a glass kiln, said Liulichang, later dynasties have built a similar kiln. The glass material is a colored material translucent mineral, a key process in the "blowing" character, so called dry regarded Beijing this line "blowing live feed." Beijing well-known feeder house had blown over a bunch of grapes, vivid, crystal dripping, absolutely real ones.
Glass feeder, also known as "glass" on China's feeder production began about Yuanmomingchu (mid-14th century). Feeder production process is one of handicraft production technology Chinese Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 to 1911) in common use.
A feeder at a lower melting point glass as raw material, the first by a Western Regions (now the China Xinjiang and Central Asia) was introduced into China. To the Ming Dynasty (AD 1572 ~ 1620), Boshan the feeder production areas in Shandong Province in northern China has flourished and spread to Beijing. Thirty-five years Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty (AD 1696), Beijing appeared the first large-scale "Liulichang", specializing in the palace of Queen feeder, by members of the royal family to enjoy.
Feeder Ming and Qing Dynasties production to Beijing and Shandong Boshan two most famous. Shandong Boshan the feeder enjoy "Boshan art glass," he said. Boshan the feeder to the imitation jade, agate, coral and other reputed Quartet. In particular, combining the practical and decorative sculpture feeder, make very fine. The varieties include daily necessities, ornaments and jewelry and so on nearly a thousand species. Beijing feeder Seiko fine system, colorful, amazing. Which imitation jade products, almost the real thing, to the extent that their level exquisite. More than 1500 kinds of species include a variety of traditional jewelry, household decorations and birds, flowers and fruits, figure carving, etc., in domestic and international reputation.