18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
TWO BRONZE MIRRORS
WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)
The first with fluted knob encircled by a band of whorl pattern, a plain slightly concave band, and a wide band comprised of two pairs of confronted dragons with elegantly scrolling bodies reserved on a whorl ground, all within hatchured borders and an outer concave band that curves upwards to the rim, with shiny, dark silvery grey patina; the second flat mirror, with a small knob surrounded by four pointed petals and two dragons alternating with two phoenixes, all reserved on a whorl-pattern ground within an outer scallop border
9 7/16 and 7¼ in. ((24 and 18.3 cm.) diam. (2)
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The first mirror is similar in type to one illustrated in Ancient Bronze Mirrors in the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, 2005, no. 19.
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1974 and 1966, respectively.