Chinese New Year Party – Silent Auction

Please review the following items and bid for them on the Chinese New Year Party . Just a warm reminder, all the auction income will go to Heritage Fund to support our Columbus Chinese Language School.We got great help from many sponsors, donors  and volunteers this year as always. Thank you to all of you.

Here is the list of items on bid:

1. 家和万事兴 晚清红漆木百宝盒 Antique Royal Family Style Red-Lacquered Dowry Box (Late Qing Dynasty, 1644 ~ 1912) —– Starting Bid $120
Eric1   This box is used for a bride to carry some parts of dowry (e.g., jewelry).

2. 中国风少数民族 侗族人偶  Chinese Ethnic Minority Girl Handmade Doll —— Starting Bid$30
Eric2    This is from Shanghai Museum.

3. 儿女双全福娃送喜 无锡泥娃娃   Happy Baby Twins Chinese Clay Doll —— Starting Bid $20
Eric3   They are from WuXi, Jiangsu.

4.龟鹤延年寿比山 红木笔挂   Chinese Traditional Rosewood Pen-Hanger —— Starting Bid $30

5. 师虎簋   底座铭文(西周时期)   Inscription from Gui  (1046 BC – 771 BC) —— Starting Bid $50
Eric5    GUIGui is a food container for cooked wheat, millet and barley. This print was made from the inside wall of the utensil. 

These three prints (item #005~007) are authentic reproductions by Shanghai Museum from the inscriptions of their bronze utensils’ collection.   In ancient China, the ritual vessels are those objects employed by the royal families and/or the aristocrats in sacrificial ceremonies.    These include food containers, wine vessels, water pots, and a wild range of musical instruments.   The Chinese bronze wares stand out for their inscriptions because they tell us the historical events as why, when, who or for whom the vessels were made.

6. 师虎簋   簋盖铭文 (西周时期)  Inscription from Gui  (1046 BC – 771 BC) —— Starting Bid $50
Eric6  GUIGui is a food container for cooked wheat, millet and barley. This print was made from the cover of the utensil.

7. 颂鼎 底座铭文(晚周)  Inscription from Ding ( 770BC ~ 221BC) —— Starting Bid $50
Eric7  ding    Ding, a cauldron for cooking and storing meat. This print was taken from inside wall of the container.

8.群喜闹春观赏摆盘   “Joyful Spring” Decorative Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain Plate —— Starting Bid $30

9.虎虎生威中国双面绣画屏 Chinese Double-Sided Embroidery —— Starting Bid $100

The Chinese double-sided embroidery, also known as two-faced embroidery, is a technique in which stitching takes place on both sides of a single transparent silk fabric. The design shows on both sides (front and reverse). The embroidery artists skillfully hide all the loose threads and knots. One really can’t tell which side is the front or the back. The embroidery artists always works on the same side of the background, even though the picture on the other side may be entirely different. She must keep both images in her mind, which requires intense concentration.

10.花开富贵满堂春 中国传统观赏摆盘  Decorative Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain Plate —— Starting Bid $30

11.百福盈门 传统剪纸中堂  “Ultimate Happiness” Chinese Traditional Artistic Papercut —— Starting Bid $30


12.新年新动力 康明斯QSK引擎模型 Cummins QSK60 Engine Model —— Starting Bid $50

13.口口留香 中国传统花茶 Chinese Traditional Flowering Tea ——- Starting Bid $20

14. One week condo at the French Lick Spring Villa in the week of Valentines’ Day —— Starting Bid $200



Week of Valentine’s Day (2/9 Sat – 2/16 Sat) at French Lick Springs Villas at French Lick Indiana. Nearby attractions and things to do include historical West Baden Hotel, Patoka Lake, and many guided tours, Pete Dye, Donald Ross golf courses just 2 miles away, indoor water park, gambling casino, spa (for massages, facials, etc), indoor pool, tennis courts.

Never been there?  Check out the following links:

French Lick/West Baden attractions:

French Lick Hotel & Resort:

Big Splash Adventure Park:

French Lick Villas Condos:

15. 秦始皇兵马俑 跪射俑模型   Terracotta Warrior Kneeling Archer—— Staring Bid: $50

IMG_7686  This is a gift from Terracotta Museum in Xi’an, Shanxi, China.

 The Terracotta Army or the “Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses”, is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210 BC –209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.


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