Hand warmers, also known as "sleeve furnace", "hand smoke", "fire cage", is the old palace and folk commonly used palm heating tools. It evolved from the use of the brazier. In the tang dynasty, people began to make hand stoves out of copper, which has a history of more than one thousand years. At that time, the type of hand stove was "the genus of guigui", namely the square two type, in which the charcoal or the stove ash with residual heat was put, and the small one could be put in the sleeve to "smoke clothes and moxibushing fire". During the Ming and qing dynasties, the production of hand stoves reached its peak.
Hand warmer is a kind of hand warmer that keeps the hands warm, but does not burn the surrounding articles. Later, it became a widely used heating appliance in the study, the folk and even the old court. Hand - warmers have two layers, a shell and a liner. Inside the tank for copper, into hot water and to generate heat, and the tank shell package, can not only save the tank heat, but also through the air between two layers of conduction, the heat of the tank mouth along the hollow out furnace cover on the cover (furnace), and thereby the effect of warm hands, the cooling principle is quite good, is the crystallization of the wisdom of ancient people, have a high cultural value, is precious collection significance, is worth collectors collection.
This is a pumpkin shaped hand warmer made in qing dynasty. It has two layers, a shell and an inner shell. The overall look and feel of luxury, elegance, generous. Flat bottom, smooth and clean without decoration. The shape is smooth, the thickness is symmetrical and well preserved. The body is free from rust. In particular, the pure handicraft carving and chisel carving add artistic appreciation to the girder pot, making it a practical and ornamental art.
The reason why ancient POTS and kettles are so popular among people is nothing more than historical, ornamental and practical. Basically, the ancient POTS and kettles that appear in the auction place have a history of more than 100 years, and their history is self-evident. High-quality goods become high-quality goods, mainly because of its shape, technology and decoration beyond the same kind.