Copper is generally the casting process and polishing treatment, obviously the color dark dumb, is a semi-matte state, and the whole copper (copper), copper, copper, copper, copper, Heavier weight, wall thickness some. Copper products, the color was not the same as the use of alloy materials or stamping parts processing, which is its biggest difference!
History of copper lamps
The earliest forms of fire discovery are used to illuminate an area of ??artificial lighting by a campfire or torch. As early as 400,000 years ago, the fire was lit in the caves of Peking Man. Prehistoric humans use primitive lights to illuminate the surroundings. These lamps are filled with naturally occurring substances such as rocks, shells, horns and stones, and have fiber cores. Lamps are usually used as fuel for animal or vegetable fats. Hundreds of these lamps have been found in the modern French lasco caves...
Light from the bamboo, wood, iron, table copper, jade, silver to Tao, porcelain, reflecting the texture of the evolution and development.
With the development of human civilization, the lighting of the material on the constant innovation in China, the emergence of copper lamp can be traced back to the Bronze Age, bronze was a status symbol at the time. At that time, with bronze lighting tools should be the nobility to enjoy the right.
To the Warring States period, with bronze as the main light, still more for the aristocratic utility. Ceramic lamps and pottery as the traditional potato is no different, often as pottery beans, not attributed to the lamp class. This type of lamp for the lower social use, jade lamp exquisite shape is the upper class of practical appliances.
The late Warring States period, there have been many copper lamps (also known as tree lights), the most representative is the fifteen even branches lights, shaped like a lush trees, supporting the fifteen lights, lamp scattered patchwork, Sticks decorated with swim, songbirds, playing monkeys, modal, fun. Figurine lamp is the bronze lamp of the Warring States period the most representative artifacts. These figurines have male and female figurines, mostly as the status of humble local image. Hold the lamp with standing arms open, lift the lamp over the top; some sitting, his hands stretched out, care lamps in the former. A figurine holds a lamp panel ranging from one to three. Lamp plate has a ring groove shape and disk-shaped two forms, the former has three brazing, which is more than a brazing. Imitation daily-use lamp is basically the evolution of some practical utility, mainly for the imitation beans, Ding and Gui and other more common containers, mostly to bean pottery lamps, but there are some imitation
Ding and Gui form of bronze lamp.
In the history of Chinese lamps, the Western Han Dynasty long letter palace lantern is particularly representative, in 1968 unearthed in Hebei province Mancheng County Zhongshan Jing Wang Sheng Liu Shengzhi tomb. Palace lantern body is a whole body gilt, his hands holding the lamp sitting maid, demeanor quiet and elegant. Light body through 48 cm high, weighing 15.85 kg. Palace lantern long letter palace lantern design is very clever, ladies hand holding the lamp, the other hand sleeve in the wind, in fact, the rainbow tube, to absorb fumes, both to prevent air pollution, but also aesthetic value. This palace lantern has been placed in the queen of the Dou (Liu Sheng grandmother) of the long letter palace named, now in Hebei province museum.
The emergence of modern civilization, the lamp is no longer a simple lighting, and more for the decorative role of the brass lamp is often played with luxury lighting features of the place decorations. At present, many of the European style of copper lamps for the wind vane.