14 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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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Both: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.
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