• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY OR LATER (206BC-220AD)

    Price Realised  

    FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY OR LATER (206BC-220AD)
    comprising a round mirror, the reverse side with central knop within a square of fine raised lines, the inner roundel with TLV design surrounded by deppctions of fish, birds, snails, frogs and deer, the raised outer bands with concentric panels of triangular motifs; the second mirror, the central roundel with TLV design with fine raised decoration with birds and raised knop sun designs, two bands of raised triangular motifs to extreior edges; the third mirror with wide central raised knop, decorated in high relief with alternating dragon and figure depictions, surrounded by twelve boxed character and half moon designs, bordered by a sloping saw-tooth pattern and a slender band of characters; and a further flagtened undecorated mirror, with small central knop. the upper surface with feint cross patterned lines -- The first, 4 5/8in. (11.7cm.) wide. (4)


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    Provenance

    First: Frank Caro, New York, 17th December 1965; Second: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1966; Third: J.T.Tai & Co., New York, 10th March 1966; Fourth: J.T.Tai & Co., New York, 31st July 1965.


    Pre-Lot Text

    LOTS 1 - 41 INCLUSIVE