Forbidden City Caisson
2 oz Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2022 – 10000 Francs CFA
A Caisson ceiling is usually made from wood and would often look like an umbrella that had been opened. These ceilings were lavishly carved and detailed and were considered to be the highest form of architectural art in Chinese buildings. These ceilings are featured prominently in the Forbidden City and there are 20 of these beautiful and hand-carved ceilings in the Hall of Supreme Harmony. These ceilings speak to the power and the artistic sensibility of the Ming and Qing Dynasties and have become no less wondrous since their creation in the 1300s.
The high relief style of this piece of art is a perfect fit to represent this complex geometric art. The ceilings of the Forbidden City are perfect for the high relief art style and viewers will be able to see every detail of the dragon at the center of the square, the borders, and corner designs, and the sharp diagonal lines with ease. The piece also includes Chinese Phoenix designs which symbolize peace and harmony and detailed bats which symbolize health, prosperity, and long life. These creatures are all included in the original squares to indicate the peace and prosperity of the current dynasty. This is an actual representation of the squares down to the finest detail and the gold and antiqued silver finish makes the perfect complement to the design to make the piece show to advantage. This is a beautiful piece that captures the history and the wonder of these beautiful ceilings with ease. This piece shows every tiny detail of these beautiful ceilings with ease and viewers will love that they can enjoy the phenomenal beauty of the Caisson Ceilings in this piece.
On a canvas of 12 x 12cm, a new minting technique called “Bi-Metal Max” was applied to give this piece its remarkable weight and feel. This is made possible by combining 33.5 oz of copper as a base with a top layer of 2 oz of 999 pure Silver, resulting in high relief. Available in full Gold plating and Antiqued Silver finishing, this is a limited edition of 888 pieces only. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.
Weight & Material
2 oz 999 Ag, 33.5 oz 999 Cu
Gold plated & Antiqued Silver
120 x 120mm
Republique du Tchad
Year of Issue
10000 Francs CFA