25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 27,500
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
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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First mirror: William Wolff, New York, acquired 1966 or earlier.
Second mirror: Frank Caro, New York, acquired prior to 1977.