In 1895, the British government forged a new trade silver dollar, commonly known as "standing man" and "standing abroad". "Standing man" silver dollar has been made in London, India, Mumbai and Calcutta. It integrates English, Chinese, Malay and other three languages, which is very rare in the history of world coinage. In particular, it is ironic to record the ancient Chinese seal characters on foreign currencies. It not only reflects a distorted history, but also reflects the development and changes of politics, economy, culture and calligraphy in Britain and its colonial countries in a special period. Therefore, "standing man" far exceeds the cultural relic value of a country, a kind of silver coin. "Standing man" silver dollar has exquisite design and profound connotation. A warrior on the front, standing on the shore, is proud of the world. Holding the meter shield in the left hand and the Trident in the right hand means being able to attack and defend, invincible. One-dollar (one circle) in English is listed on the left and right sides of the bead circle, and the year number is recorded below. In the middle of the back is the Chinese character "Shou", with the Chinese character "one circle" at the top and bottom, and the Malay character "one circle" at the left and right. Although the image of "sitting in the ocean" is quite different from that of the halberd warrior standing proudly in the "standing in the ocean" forged by Britain, it can not conceal the colonists' ambition of large-scale economic aggression.
"Stationmaster" silver dollar is one of the foreign currencies which was cast by England and widely circulated in China in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. "Stationmen" silver dollar began to circulate in Guangdong and Guangxi after entering China. Because of its exquisite production and high silver content, it was deeply loved by businessmen and people. When the British government saw that the "standing man" silver dollar was profitable in China, it made a large number of coins and imported them. Before long, "stationmaster" silver dollar was used in most parts of China, especially in Beijing and Tianjin. At that time, in China's circulation of foreign currency, "stationmaster" silver dollar had accounted for a considerable proportion, which made China's silver flow into the UK continuously, causing serious damage to economic and trade interests. As a historical carrier, "standing man" silver dollar recorded the humiliating history of Chinese people's political oppression and economic exploitation after the Opium War. Studying the foreign currency circulating in China is of great significance for us to understand the crime of foreign powers using silver dollar trade, plundering China's wealth, enhancing patriotism and contributing to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
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In order to support the Chinese art market, protect and excavate artistic and cultural relics in different periods of China, combine art with economy, excavate the value behind the art of cultural relics, let more people understand the cultural relics, and promote the art with Chinese characteristics to a broader stage.
AAfter many investigations, Chengdu, the administrative, cultural and economic center of Southwest China, which has a large number of folk collections and a good preservation of ancient Chinese culture, was selected as the art collection center. Therefore, after preparation, Sichuan Qianzhentang Auction Co., Ltd. was established.
Sichuan Qianzhentang is mainly engaged in collecting, auctioning, exhibiting and exchanging cultural relics and works of art, aiming at promoting the Chinese nation's culture through various cultural exchange activities, improving the status and influence of Chinese art in the world, and providing a high-level and high-quality collector and institution at home and abroad with a smooth flow of things and their best use. Space for cultural exchange. Sichuan Qianzhentang adhering to the principle of "operating according to law and putting credit first", combines art with economy perfectly with abundant talent advantages, rigorous attitude of audit, exquisite quality of collection and unblocked customer network.
Sichuan Qianzhentang's business scope includes holding large and medium-sized art exchange, exhibition, appraisal, restoration, art information, auction and so on; its art collection category covers Chinese calligraphy and painting, porcelain of various periods, ancient jade, contemporary jade, diamond private customization, jewelry private customization, ancient books stele, oil painting carving. Sculpture, ceramic jade carving, bamboo and wood tooth horns, golden and bronze Buddha statues, wooden furniture, contemporary crafts, etc.
With the vigorous development of the domestic art market and diversified demand, Sichuan Qianzhentang will open up a special field of category with sustained innovation. It intends to carry out professional special projects such as calligraphy, study, jade, snuff bottle, golden and bronze Buddha statues and contemporary arts and crafts, so as to make positive contributions to refine the aesthetic horizon and guide the special collection.
Sichuan Qianzhentang will also cooperate with large overseas auction companies responsible for sales to expand the collection channels to the world, and build an international art trading platform with high reputation to facilitate the high volume of overseas cultural relics return. Up to now, Sichuan Qianzhentang Auction Co., Ltd. has successfully held many kinds of overseas collectors'special auction, covering Britain, France, Australia, Canada, Italy, Dubai, the United States and other places.
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