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September 2015

May There Be the Birth of One Honorable Son after Another

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This very attractive hand carved charm from the Qing dynasty (清朝 1644-1912) was sold at a China Guardian auction in Beijing in 2013. The inscription on the obverse side of the charm (shown above) reads lian sheng gui zi (连生贵子) which translates as "May there be the birth of one honorable son after another". Sons [...]

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Young Numismatists in China

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A cute photograph of several young children sorting through ancient Chinese coins accompanied a newspaper article published in the Guiyang Evening News (guiyang wanbao 贵阳晚报) dated August 12, 2015. Mr. Wang Pinli (王品礼) and his family live in a remote village in Meitan County (湄潭县) which is located in China's southwest Guizhou Province (贵州省). The [...]

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