• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    THREE BRONZE MIRRORS

    EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)

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    Estimate

    THREE BRONZE MIRRORS
    EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
    Including a blackish mirror finely cast with two pairs of winged tigers and dragons confronted around the knob and encircled by an inscription and a hatchured band below decorative bands on the inclined rim; one silvery and thick, finely cast in high relief with two horned and winged dragons confronted around the central knob, within a hatchured band below cloud scroll on the rim; the third also blackish, with a striding dragon and a knotted snake surrounding the knob, below various animals and birds flat-cast on the inclined rim
    5, 4 5/8 and 4¾ in. (12.7, 11.8 and 12 cm.) diam., one box (3)


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    Provenance

    First: Frank Caro, New York, 1964.
    Second: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1966.
    Third: Desmond Gure Collection, 1968.


    Literature

    Third mirror: D. Gure, "An Early Jade Animal Vessel and Some Parallels", T.O.C.S., vol. 31, London, 1957-59, pp. 75-81, pl. 28a (detail).