Ancient China had already developed the techniques of a high level lacquer art and other handicrafts.
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China is a country with a long history and developed civilisation. Five thousand years passed since the first Chinese writing. China lived under 24 dynasties and about 400 emperors, imperatrices and kings, queens. They had the wisdom of Confucius, the force of the dynasty of Tang.
Ancient China had already developed the techniques of a high level "lacquer art" and other handicrafts. The models, colours and craft of the carved Antique have their specific oriental and Asian national style.
Chinese "Antiques" have their own indication of what the Chinese Government considers as an Antique. As of the Cultural Revolution and China's opening of its trade to other countries, the Government has tried to protect the definition of a Chinese Antique. The provenance of most Chinese Antiques already provide for the placement of a red "chop" placed there by the next owner. Only those Chinese poersons of prominence have possession of their own chops, which as themselves are pieces of Chinese Antiques. If a picture is followed by numerous chops, a Chinese antique collector will be able to read the names of the people who had owned the piece prior to the purchaser. Many Americans view these red marks as merely a part of the painting. The Chinese Government has tried to assist the collector of true Chinese Antiques by requiring their Department of Antiquities to provide a governmental Chop on the bottom of a Chinese Antique. This chop is visible as a piece of red sealing wax upon which the Government chop is implanted thereby verifying the date of the antique. Unfortunately, chop artists are soon becoming a thing of the past as many had followed the new Government to Taiwan after the war and have died off unable to find qualified apprentices.
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