Exquisite, Luxury Traditional Handcrafted Filigree Pieces of Art by Master Haiqiang Qian
Thursday, November 17 2022 Peppaca Team
Master Haiqiang Qian began to learn the skills of filigree handicraft from his father in childhood and then has been engaged in the professional production of filigree ornaments. He is now a senior artist and a vice president of the Langfang Arts and Crafts Association. His artworks won several national awards. He perpetuates the craftsmanship tradition and creates exquisite, luxury handcrafted filigree pieces of art.
“TENGWANG PAVILION” is one of the four famous Chinese ancient buildings. This exquisite piece of art is a miniaturized model at a 1:36 scale.
The completed artwork took the artist five years and 158 kilograms of pure sterling silver to make. The base of the work is high-quality carved marble, with a guardrail on it. The main building is made of sterling silver. The shape is consistent with the famous ancient building Tengwang Pavilion. The difference is that the restored Tengwang Pavilion in the 1980s is in the Song Dynasty building style, but the roof ridge is in the Qing Dynasty style. After consulting a lot of information and reference to the Song Dynasty system, the work is more in line with the architectural characteristics of the Song Dynasty. The whole piece adopted a variety of traditional manual techniques such as filigree inlay, hammer die, chisel carving, filaments mosaic, lost wax casting, and silver-bluing. Every single piece is connected through manual welding in the final stage. The final artwork vividly represents the magnificent designs of the ancient building!
The Miniature of Tengwang Pavilion by Hebei Craftsman Haiqiang Qian
Filigree is a handicraft made by twisting and plaiting fine precious metals like gold and silver into fine wire. The process is highly elaborate, using patience, precision, and skilled handwork, apart from the creativity of the artisans. The result is an intricate and delicate piece of art similar to a lace-like pattern.
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