Wednesday, January 24, 2018

China: Phoenix Cultural Relics

All of the items on these stamps feature the phoenix in their design. From left to right: Ming Dynasty round tapestry, Qing Dynasty porcelain jar, Neolithic age jade phoenix, Western Zhou Dynasty bird shaped goblet, Tang Dynasty gold phoenix and a Tang Dynasty celadon pot with a phoenix head for a spout.

All are printed in offset and all but the first two are embossed. The gold phoenix is done in gold foil and the goblet stamp is partially engraved.

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