• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    TWO BRONZE MIRRORS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206BC-220AD)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO BRONZE MIRRORS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206BC-220AD)
    comprising a large circular mirror, decorated in high relief and with slender raised lines with concentric bands of motifs radiating from the centre, with a pair of confronting dragons, a band with seven raised nodes alternating with motifs of animals and figures and a slender band of characters forming an inscription, the raised outer edges with repeated triangular motifs; the second mirror with a square panel surrounding the central knop, decorated in relief with a tiger, dragon, phoenix and stag between four raised nodes, the raised rim with scrolling motifs -- The first, 7¼in. (18.5cm.) diam. (2)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T.Tai & Co., New York, 3rd October, 1966; Second: Frank Caro, New York, 17th December 1965.