The "Bronze Ice Mirror" (青銅冰鑒) is not an ordinary vessel for holding wine, its creation and design is great example that combines form and function, and is considered one of the first "refrigerators" in the world, demonstrating the skill of ancient Chinese metalworkers and craftsman!
The Zeng (曾) emperor during the Warring States Period loved drinking and hosting, but he is frustrated that his drinks aren't cold in the summer.
His ministers racked their brains at this problem... when they finally arrived at a solution!
They dug a cellar, and invented a "refrigerator" — "the Bronze Ice Mirror" — so that they can bring the winter cool to the emperor in the heat of the summer!
The National Treasures series is a set of books covering interesting historical events in Chinese history in kid-friendly picture book format. It highlights stories around the inventions, the culture, and the economy that is relatable in modern-day setting.
Softcover | 40 pages | 23 x 24cm