• 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 33

    THREE SMALL SILVERY-BRONZE MIRRORS

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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    THREE SMALL SILVERY-BRONZE MIRRORS
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    One of barbed octalobed shape, cast around the knob with two lions alternating with two ducks amidst flowering stems, below insects and clouds alternating on the barbed rim; one square, with an octagonal foliate motif surrounding the knob; the third circular, cast with a bee and insect alternating with birds amidst grapevine surrounding the knob, within a narrow beaded border and an outer field of insects amidst further grapevine
    4, 3 5/8 and 3 3/8 in. (10.2, 9.2 and 8.5 cm.) (3)


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    Provenance

    First and second: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1967.
    Third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1974.


    Exhibited

    First and second: Art of the T'ang Dynasty and its Antecedents, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, New York, March 1967, nos. 29 and 33 respectively.