• 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 1028

    THREE BRONZE MIRRORS

    WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE BRONZE MIRRORS
    WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)
    The first flat-cast with three intertwined dragons reserved on a patterned ground; the second and largest cast in low relief with an inscription band encircling the knob, and four scrolling dragons separated by stylized dragon masks in the main field; the third cast with four shan motifs reserved on a finely patterned feather ground
    4 5/8, 6 1/8 and 4 7/16 in. (11.6, 15.7 and 11.2 cm.) diam., one box (3)


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    Provenance

    First mirror: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.
    Second mirror: Frank Caro, New York, acquired 1966 or earlier.
    Third mirror: acquired prior to 1977.


    Exhibited

    First mirror: Aspects of Ch'ang Sha Culture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21 August - 24 September 1967.