青铜器的使用开始于新石器时代晚期的土耳其和伊拉克地区，及叙利亚古代TellRamad遗址出土的铜珠等 。中国青铜器开始于马家窑至秦汉时期，以商周时期的器物最为精美。 在中国仰韶文化早期和马家窑文化时期就已经出现。
英文翻译：Bronze Ware, called "gold" or "gold" in ancient times, is an alloy of red copper with other chemical elements such as tin and lead. Its copper rust is bluish green.
The use of bronze ware began in the late Neolithic Age in Turkey and Iraq, and the ancient TellRamad site in Syria unearthed copper beads. Chinese bronzes began from Majiayao to the Qin and Han dynasties, with the most exquisite ones from the Shang and Zhou dynasties. It appeared in the early period of Yangshao culture and Majiayao culture.
China first appeared in small tools or accessories. The Xia dynasty began to have bronze vessels and weapons. In the middle period of shang Dynasty, bronze ware varieties were abundant, and inscriptions and fine patterns appeared. From the late Shang dynasty to the early Western Zhou Dynasty, bronze ware was in its heyday, with various types, thick and dignified, gradually lengthened inscriptions and elaborate patterns. Later, the bronze body began to thin, gradually simplified ornamentation. From the late Spring and Autumn period to the Warring States period, copper tools became less and less due to the popularization of iron ware. During the Qin and Han Dynasties, with the introduction of pottery and lacquer into daily life, the variety of copper vessels was reduced and the decoration was simple. Most of them were plain and the body was thinner.
Chinese bronzes are exquisitely made and enjoy a high reputation and artistic value among bronzes in the world, representing the superb technology and culture of Chinese bronze development over 5,000 years.
Bronze lion and snake secret letter ornament
In ancient times when wars were going on, there appeared some special utensils for placing secret letters. Most of them were straight tubes for easy carrying. This secret letter in the shape of a beast, with empty belly, could be used to place secret letters.
Ancient habits and homonym, this bronze is a lion mouth with a snake, homonym "alms" with this homonym is very rare, its implication is also very special.
This bronze, erythematous green rust, performance is very open, can be seen sticking bone green rust without floating and surface feeling, the overall preservation is complete, without any broken place, should be a beautiful ware, this bronze has a long history, has a high cultural value, as well as art collection value.