Many ceramic items here show high level of craftsmanship. A pear-shaped, green glaze pot was made 1000 years ago. Its spout and handle were made at the same time. Even today, it's not easy to reproduce an item like this.
The oldest antique in this shop is a 7000-year-old ceramic water container. Its body is the shape of 3 women's breasts, while its top is a baby's face that looks like he wants to suck a breast for milk. This item depicts women's reproduction power.
Another unique item is a blue-and-white porcelain named ¡°Ice Plum Blossom Vase.¡± It features beautiful white blossoms with a blue glaze background. The blossoms are blank spots intentionally left out when the blue glaze was fired to the surface.
Besides ceramic, this shop has some items made of copper or brass. What I like most is a group of 18-Arhat brass sculptures. Each Arhat shows a different emotion. Some are happy, while some are gloomy. They represent people's attitude toward life and the gods they worship.
The shop owner has been dealing in the antique business for over 20 years. He has a sharp eye for antiques.
What I appreciate:
What customers appreciate:
Exploring the mystery of Dongba culture
Tea bestowed by the Goddess of Mercy
Porcelain bowls as thin as paper
All-natural organic teas