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    In the Spring & Autumn and Warring States Period, Zhejiang belonged to two different States: the majority belonged to Yue State and a small part belonged to Wu State. Huiji was the capital of the Yue state then, and during the rule of the King Goujian, the state was very powerful compared to other states of China. The bronze and iron tools were applied in farming, the vintage and textile industry were emerging and the metal smelting industry and ceramics were highly developed. The appearance of the original porcelains with cyan ceramic glazes marks the start of the processing of the Chinese celadon. The bronze culture represented by the well-known Longquan bronze double-aged swords is the concentrative reflection of the social economy and culture at that time.
    As one of the Five Overlords of Spring and Autumn Period, the Bronze Culture of Yue Kingdom reached its peak then. The excavated bronze wares are large in quantity and with distinctive local flavors. They have a great positive impact on the surrounding areas, even on abroad. There are such delicate works like bronze calyx with turtle patterns (excavated in Changxing County), bronze plate with dragon patterns (in Wenling County) and the most famous Copper House With Instrument Players Inside and Longquan Swords.
Bronze Culture
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