Jades & Hardstones

Description: A jade Elephant, standing four-square, wearing a saddle cloth carved in low relief with a taijitu flanked by two floral sprigs, the stone of a pale celadon tone with apple-green patches.

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Description: A hard-stone seal of square section, surmounted by a single-horned mythical beast standing foursquare with its head facing forward, its tail raised and bent forward, the smoothly polished stone of a soft blue tone with the brown portion skillfully utilised.

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Description: A jade Bixie, the recumbent one-horned beast carved in the round, its head turned slightly sideward resting on its tucked front paws, the stone of an even, pale celadon colour with a few calcified areas.

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Baijiu: The Top 10 Baijiu Brands In The World 2019

Baijiu: The Top 10 Baijiu Brands In The WorldBaijiu is arguably the most popular beverage in the world that you have never tasted. The drink remains a rare and acquired taste outside of its native China, where it’s a cultural ever-present. Enjoyed by the young, old, wealthy and humble alike, baijiu is an essential element of Chinese culture.

If you’re looking to expand the horizons of your palate, baijiu can be a great new taste sensation. How do you know where to start, however, with so many brands available in the East? Let’s take a look at ten popular variations of baijiu, all of which are worth adding to your own personal bar. Just be prepared to hunt high and low – baijiu remains elusive on the shelves of most western liquor stores. Baijiu for sale online.

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Baijiu History

In Chinese Mythological history, the creation of Baijiu is most often credited as coming from either Yi Di or Du Kang. Yi Di, 仪狄 was apparently either the wife, or daughter of the Xia Dynasty’s founding ruler, king Yu. King Yu was one of the great sage kings of Chinese history who had the power to control water According to historical accounts, Yi Di successfully attempted to make wine out of rice.

She presented her concoction to the King and and despite enjoying the beverage immediately banned its consumption fearing that a future king would become and alcoholic and lose the throne. After the king’s death, his son Qi 啓 became king and lifted the ban on the alcohols production and consumption. From there Baijiu became used in ceremonial offerings to gods and deceased ancestors. These rituals can be still be witnessed today, particularly during the annual Tomb Sweeping festival where family members leave offerings of food and alcohol to their deceased.

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Baijiu – What Is Baijiu?

What Is Baijiu

Baijiu? baijiu history, baijiu cocktails, baijiu brands, baijiu pronunciation, where to buy baijiu.

Christie’s first dedicated Chinese baijiu sale raised more than RMB 25.5 million (US$3.68m)

Collectors are interested in quality, but also in the strong price appreciation for certain baijiu. The key attributes are the quality of its appearance, the vintage, rarity and authenticity.

Baijiu (Chinese: 白酒; pinyin: báijiǔ), pronounced “bye-joe” literally means “clear liquor,”

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