ABOUT History Of Filigree Inlay Art. Filigree inlay art originated in the Warring States Period (475-221 BC). At the time, it was called Jin Yin Cuo, which involved painting gold and silver on the surface of bronze artworks.
Many masterpieces were created and inherited. Qing was the last dynasty in Chinas history. However, it was ruled by the minority group Man for over 260 years. The art form developed by inheriting essential elements from the previous dynasties and adding new elements over time. Many filigree inlay pieces seen in a private art museum run by the premium jade jewelry brand, Zhaoyi, are replicas of masterpieces from Ming and Qing dynasties.For a long time, filigree inlay artwork was controlled and appreciated only by royal families and the imperial class. Ordinary people were able to afford some products, but were prohibited from owning pieces bearing certain themes like the dragon and phoenix.
Only the royal class could own the highest-quality materials and designs. Social catastrophe at the end of the Qing dynasty meant the imperial family could no longer hold its position and afford luxury items. Many master goldsmiths escaped the palace to open their own businesses.For a while, many small-scale filigree inlay art studios and workshops were concentrated in southern Beijing, which once had been an area full of all kinds of craftspeople. By the end of the 20th century, after the many social upheavals China had experienced over the previous 150 years, filigree inlay art was one of many cultural heritages that were fading away. Very few master goldsmiths were still able to work in this art form, and young people rarely devoted themselves to the diligence and hard work required. Bahamas, Bermuda, Brunei, Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Chad, Côte dIvoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Guyana, Honduras, India, Iran, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Caledonia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Zimbabwe. The item "Antique Chinese Export Gold Gilt 925 Silver Filigree Enamel Art On Carved Wood" is in sale since Thursday, June 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "kbarbara" and is located in Gulf Breeze, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.