• 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 1031

    TWO BRONZE MIRRORS

    XIN/EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (AD 9-220)

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    TWO BRONZE MIRRORS
    XIN/EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (AD 9-220)
    One of 'TLV' type, the central knob within a square border of nipples and characters, surrounded by eight further nipples and a Daoist immortal and seven celestial creatures amidst T, L and V motifs, encircled by an inscription and hatchured border below dogtooth bands on the rim; the larger mirror with large knob within a square surrounded by a Daoist immortal with birds, a tiger, an antelope and a dragon, below a band of clouds on the rim
    7 3/16 and 7 5/16 in. (18.2 and 18.5 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Provenance

    First mirror: William Wolff, New York, acquired 1966 or earlier.
    Second mirror: Frank Caro, New York, acquired prior to 1977.