• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

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

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1029

    THREE BRONZE MIRRORS

    HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    First and third mirrors: Desmond Gure, 1968.
    Second mirror: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, acquired 1966.