• 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 27

    TWO BRONZE MIRRORS

    XIN/EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (9-220)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO BRONZE MIRRORS
    XIN/EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (9-220)
    One of 'TLV' type, the central knob within a quatrefoil motif and square border, surrounded by eight nipples and a Daoist immortal and seven celestial creatures amidst T, L and V motifs, encircled by an inscription and hatchured border, all below three different dogtooth bands on the outer rim; the other with a large knop rising from four horned dragons within a square border, surrounded by the Dragon, Black Turtle, Tiger and a sword-wielding bear, all accompanied by Daoist immortals, encircled by a hatchured border, and below dogtooth and animal-form cloud bands on the inclined rim, both with blackish-grey patina
    7 3/16 and 7¼ in. (18.1 and 18.5 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Provenance

    Both: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.