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Shanxi bronze ware gets international attention

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update: 2014-11-19

Shanxi bronze ware gets international attention

"Yungang Jar" bronze ware from Wang Youwen, on display, on Nov 14. [Photo by Shui Fu and Rong Yuren/dtnews.cn]

Shanxi bronze ware gets international attention

Wang Youwen, with his brother Wang Yongwen, makes bronze wares in their studio in Datong city, Shanxi [Photo by Sun Shu/dtnews.cn]

A set of bronze ware brought its creator, Wang Youwen, a well-established bronze artist in the city of Datong, Shanxi province, some additional fame, by wining the Guinness World Records this year, Datong Evening Paper has reported.

The bronze jars, which Wang calls "Yungang Jars", because he got the inspiration from the famous Yungang Grottoes, are 15 centimeters tall, 13 in width and weigh 1 kilogram each. The artifacts in dark red copper, are entirely handmade. The patterns on the jars are carved in bright brass, and come from the classical wall paintings in the city's Yungang Grottoes.

Critics said that the jars have a feeling of classical beauty.

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