The Xuande furnace was a copper incense burner made during the Xuande period of the Ming Dynasty, referred to as the “Xuan Furnace”. It is the first brass used in Chinese history to be cast from brass. The incense burner created for the Ming Dynasty during the Ming Dynasty was usually used in the tombs, temples and powerhouses to burn incense, worship Buddha and worship the ancestors. During the 300 years of the Ming Dynasty, a great number of artifacts were made, which can be called superior works. As one of them, Xuande Furnace can be said that there is no way to practice before, and it is incompetent afterwards. It is worthy of an exquisite antique between heaven and earth. It is the crystallization of wisdom and art of ancient Chinese workers. Whether it is the value of collection or its appreciation value is a rare treasure.
The selection of Xuande copper incense burner is the extreme of historical copper products. According to Ming Shizhao: Xuan Dechu, the southern Siamese country, wind-dried copper 31,680 kg, the quality of the wind-grinding copper is excellent, and more than 30 kinds of precious metals such as gold and silver have been added, and it has been made after repeated smelting for 4-12 times. After the casting of Xuande furnace, the pearl is precious, crystal clear and moist, and there are also gold, inlay and enamel gold and silver decorated with red gold 640 two and silver 2080. Others such as Panyu sand, sable stone, purple ore, blush, etc. More than ten kinds of materials are used for the color of the earth. Therefore, its color is rich in purple-red, with dozens of colors such as brown, cyan, green, red, blue, yellow, white, and gold. After hundreds of years, the outer wall of the furnace has formed a thick layer of natural patina that is more beautiful and moving.
The Xuande furnace is the best in color, its color is melted, and it is strange from the bleak. There are more than forty colors in the historical records. The purple belt is black and green, like the eggplant skin color; the black and yellow is like the Tibetan paper, called the Tibetan classic; the black and white is red and yellow, called brown; The earthy color is called the earth patina; the white yellow is red like the color of the avocado, called the pear color, and the yellow-red ground, the multicolored spots, called the burnt spot color; the bright red spot than the cinnabar, Called Zhu Hongban; and pig liver color, jujube red, amber, tea leaves, crab shell green and so on. During the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty, the great collector and painter Xiang Yuanzhang said: "The beauty of the Xuan Furnace is in the treasure of Zhuguang, and it is now Mumu.
The Xuande furnace is the first brass used in Chinese history to be cast from brass. In order to make a fine copper furnace, the Emperor Xuande of the Ming Dynasty personally supervised it, which is rare in history. The text is to carry the word, and the object is to carry the virtue. The incense is passed down, and China is forever. It can be seen that China has used incense as a means of carrying civilization since ancient times. A scent of incense, a smoke, carrying all the wishes of the world, through the heavens and the earth, between the gods and gods, constitutes a tacit understanding, a kind of sustenance, a desire, and even the best destination for achieving telepathy . As the incense of the incense, the Xuande furnace is the essence of the culture of the Chinese civilization. It has been born for more than 600 years, from the emperor to the people, and is highly respected by the world. As a craftsmanship, in the history of the development of ancient Chinese industry, there is no such thing as a milestone, so that the West called the Xuanhua culture "China's Renaissance."