Chapter 4 Bronze Bell
Gulou Front Street is the most famous and largest antique market in Xuancheng. At first, it was only a place for internal transactions of antique collectors. Later, with the economic development, more and more people began to collect, and this place grew bigger and bigger. .
There are scattered hawkers who set up stalls on the street, formal antique shops like Jinmingxuan and Jinbaoge, and specialty shops selling gems and jade like Rainbow Stone and Yujinxuan.
In order to capture a client who loves antiques, Qin Luo often chased here, so she is very familiar with it.
Qin Luo tightened the five hundred yuan in her pocket, this was all the cash she could take out.
Funds are limited, so let’s take a look at the things on the stall first.
There are the most fakes here, but it’s also a good place to find out.
Qin Luo walked to one of the vendors. A folding bed was covered with cloth. There were scattered piles of sundries on it, including porcelain, calligraphy and painting, bronze, ancient jade, etc., everything.
Picking up a blue and white porcelain vase, Qin Luo glanced at it with real eyes, “The blue and white porcelain vase was produced by a porcelain factory in Ancheng a year ago. It is a fifth-class imitation, worth 50 yuan. Evaluation: rough and rotten.”
“Three colored horses of Tang Dynasty, produced by a small workshop in Xicheng three years ago, a fifth-class imitation, worth 80 yuan. Evaluation: crude and rotten.
Qin Luo watched several times, his head ached, but they were all crude and rotten imitations.
She looked disappointed, and the vendor’s owner became extremely impatient, “Little girl, I am all antiques here. If you don’t buy it, don’t touch it, okay? You can’t afford it if it breaks!”
Qin Luo was about to turn around and leave, kicking something inadvertently.
Qin Luo bent down and picked it up from under the folding bed. The shape was strange, a bit like a long-necked hip flask, but not exactly like it.
There are cyan rust stains all over it, some of the original decorations that have been corroded are not visible, and there is a deep crack at the bottom.
Qin Luo carefully read this thing back and forth many times, and the more he looked at it, the more shocked he became.
In order to verify the guess in his mind, Qin Luo opened the real eye, and a string of information immediately appeared in his mind:
“Bronze bell with moiré beast face, cast in the Western Han Dynasty, with a copper content of about 55 percent, was unearthed in the middle and lower reaches of the Changhe River. Due to moderate corrosion, it can only be worth 150W.”
Qin Luo was overjoyed. As she expected, this thing was a bronze, but he didn’t expect it to be from the Western Han Dynasty.
Although the bronzes of the Western Han Dynasty are not as valuable as the Shang, Zhou, Chunqiu and Warring States periods, they are also very valuable for collection because of their more mature craftsmanship and unique characteristics of the times.
Qin Luo shook the thing in front of the vendor’s owner, with a look of disgust on his face, and asked casually:
“Boss, is this also yours? You also charge for such broken things? How much?”
“The little girl has a very good vision. You can tell from the look of this thing that this thing is old! Seeing that the little girl is so beautiful, I don’t want you more. Two thousand yuan, you take it away! The things on the stall here are all old things I personally collected, no matter whether you collect them by yourself or give them to your elders, they are definitely worth the money!”
The vendor owner changed his previous attitude. At this time, he looked at Qin Luo with bright eyes, just as he looked at the fat sheep waiting to be slaughtered, with a smile on his face like a chrysanthemum, and his mouth flickered.
They like this kind of young girl, who is very cheating.
“Boss, I am young and know little, don’t you lie to me? If it is really old, it would have been scummed! Look at this thing, it’s all like this, who wants it? One hundred yuan, can you sell it? I’m leaving if I don’t sell it.”
Qin Luo’s gesture was about to drop the thing and turn to leave.
She could see that if the boss really valued this thing, how could he just throw it under the bed? Almost this hundred yuan is considered high!
“Okay, okay, one hundred is one hundred! You little girl can bargain too much…”
The vendor owner looked helpless. It hasn’t opened today. No matter how small a mosquito is, it is meat. Moreover, this thing was originally taken by him when he received the goods.
Qin Luo smiled and handed a big red border to the boss, and then a system prompt sounded in his mind:
“Drip! Complete random missions of the True Eye skill! Obtain mission rewards: 20 points for yellow scroll experience and 4000 points for spirit coins.”
“Dip! Trigger the first pot of gold mission: the host’s actual wealth value is too low, so please shoot the bronze bell to get your first pot of gold! Mission rewards: Yellow scroll experience points 20 points, spirit coins 4000 points .”
Turning a corner, Qin Luo walked into Jin Mingxuan.
Jin Mingxuan is the largest antique shop on the street in front of the Gulou. If Qin Luo wants to sell the bronze bell as soon as possible, he can only choose here or go to the black market.
A guy with the appearance of a man greeted him enthusiastically, and did not neglect Qin Luo’s age and clothes.
“Welcome to Jin Mingxuan, do you want to appraise or shoot?”
Qin Luo shook the things in his hands, “A bronze ware from the Western Han Dynasty.”
“Please follow me here…”
Before he could finish his words, he was interrupted by an energetic roar.
“Don’t move! Stand there for me!”