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Special 125  Ancient Chinese Bronzes Postage Stamps (Issue of 1976)

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Stamp SN D125
Stamp Name Special 125  Ancient Chinese Bronzes Postage Stamps (Issue of 1976)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Antiques
Issue date 1976-08-25
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 28.5×39.2
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Courvoiser S.A., Switzerlan
Photographer Wu Cheng-fang
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper<br>
Perforation 12

  The bronzes depicted on the stamp designs are briefly described as follows:

2.00  Ting, 〝Wen〞 Square Cauldron Shang dynasty (1766-1122 B.C.)Only three characters of the original inscription are readable. A tetrapod ,consisting of a rectangular cauldron, spurred flanges at the corners and in the middle of the four sides, is carried by four rather slender, cylindrical legs.Tao-tieh mask is rendered in low relief on each side of the body.

5.00  Ting, Cauldron Western Chou dynasty (1122-722 B.C.) The ting has a rounded mouth, with handles and three columnar feet, and is decorated with tao-tieh animal design in relief on a ground pattern of meanders. 6 flanges. 

8.00  Hu, Wine Container Western Chou dynasty (1122-722 B.C.)There is an inscription of 152 characters on both the lid and the vessel. Ithas a rectangular body with a ring foot and animal-shaped handles and is decorated with lotus petal, curves, interlocked dragon, and coiled serpent design. 

10.00  Chueh, 〝Chih-fu-hsin〞 Wine Vessel Shang dynasty (1766-1122 B.C.)The vessel has an inscription of 3 characters 〝Chih-fu-hsin〞 under the handle.It has a columnar body with a handle on the side, an open spout, and an extension of the rim at the back with capped pillars beside the spout. The decorations are a tao-tieh animal mask and spiral pattern.