25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
THREE BRONZE MIRRORS
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
The first cast in thread relief with Daoist immortals and animals separated by nipples, within an inscription band below leaf scroll on the canted rim; the second of 'T,L,V' type cast in thread relief with a square around the knob and animals and birds in the main field; the third finely cast in relief with a dragon holding a censer surrounding and partially overlaid by the knob, with dogtooth bands on the rim
5, 5½ and 4 7/8 in. (12.7, 14 and 12.4 cm.) diam., one box (3)
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First and third mirrors: Desmond Gure, 1968.
Second mirror: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired 1966.
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