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    The Relics of Fine Arts of the Era before Qin Dynasty were mainly the products like the bronze wares, impressed potteries and primitive porcelains.
    The form of the most of the bronze wares of Zhejiang in Shang dynasty are similar to the Central China's, for example, the Bronze Cooking Vessel excavated in Anji county. During the period, the decorations of the bronze wares were powerful in lines, lifelike in patterns, solid and stable in structures which symbolized the stateliness, power and will of the rising slave-owners. The Tortuous Dragon Bronze Plate excavated in Wenling was delicate in foundry, elegant in decorative veins and about 61.5cm in its caliber. It was the so-called 'King of All Plates'. Inside the plate there was founded a tortuous dragon with its head high-stand. In Western Zhou Dynasty, the bronze smelt industry of Zhejiang had developed in large-scale production and formed the local style. The Cloud and Thunder Veined Bronze Cymbal excavated in Changxing County was a typical southern style bronze cymbal, which was decorated with veins of clouds and thunders and was similar to the decorative patterns of the impressed pottery of the time. Another excavation, the Turtle-veined Bronze Vessel was the only one found in South China Region. It was decorated with the unique vein of turtles at the inner bottom and C-like veins on its surface. It was full of local flavor of Zhejiang.
    In the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, the King of Yue Kingdom, Goujian, perished the Wu Kingdom and became one of 'he Five Tyrants In Spring And Autumn Period'. The bronze smelt industry in Zhejiang had reached the height of splendor and the smelt level had been as developed as that of the central China region and formed the vivid local styles. The 17 bronze wares excavated in Shaoxing Potang, including the Jiyuetongfang (a small bronze house with bronze performers in it), the Soup Vessel and the Bronze Beast Guard of Tomb, were so various in shapes, delicate in processing and beautiful in decorative patterns that they marked the highest level of the industry then. As for The Bronze Beast Guard of Tomb, there were tortuous dragon veins on the posts, green precious stones inlayed and phoenix veins in its base and four genuflected figures decorated with cloud and thunder veins as its feet. The Dragon-veined Bronze Wine Utensil was complicated in decoration. On its cover alone there were 11 dragons and 16 beasts. The knob of the cover consisted of 7 round engraved twining hornless dragons with another four surrounding them ready to prey. The mouth of the pot was made into a dragon's head, followed by delicate dragon dorsal and tail fins on its handle. It was novel and plump in the outer shape, and vivid and luxuriant in details thus became the representative piece of the bronzes wares of the South China region.
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