• 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 1033

    TWO BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRRORS

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRRORS
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    Both with crouching animal knob, the larger with silvery surface and crisply cast with lions frolicking amidst grapevine in the inner field, and animals and birds in the outer field; the smaller with four animals in the inner field and birds amidst grapevine in the outer field
    5 15/16 and 4¾ in. (15 and 12 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Provenance

    Larger mirror: Frank Caro, New York, acquired 1966 or earlier.
    Smaller mirror: J.T. Tai & Co., acquired 1965.