“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Tien Hsin Cheng’s Store by the Tung Tan Pailou, Hatamen Street

Posted: July 21st, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Tien Hsin Teng was a well known store along Hatamen Street on the edge of the old Peking Legation Quarter that sold cloisonne , lacquer and beadwork products to wealthy Chinese and foreigners on the grand tour. Their store was just south of the Tung Tan Pailou (the Chinese style arch) along Hatamen Street (now Chongwenmen Street).

So here’s their ad and below that a picture of Hatamen Street showing the Tung Tan Pailou, now of course long gone in the general post-1949 gutting of Peking. The use of the name Peiping (Southern Peace) for Peking identifies this ad as being from the post-1927 period once Chiang had upped and taken the capital to Nanking.

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One Comment on “Tien Hsin Cheng’s Store by the Tung Tan Pailou, Hatamen Street”

  1. 1 Beadiste said at 10:41 am on February 4th, 2015:

    Tien Hsin Cheng turns out to be the famous Dexing cloisonne workshop?

    http://www.beadiste.com/2015/02/puzzling-evidence-clue-about-dexing-or.html


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