• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 2

    A GROUP OF FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
    the first decorated with 'T' motifs on an overall ground of rope design encircling small hearts; the second with four mythological animals amongst scolling and 'L' motifs, all surrounded by a band with zigzag design; the third with the central knop surrounded by figures and animals, within alternating sealmarks and spirals, the outer rim with Chinese characters and scrolling wave bands; the fourth with sixteen lobed star design enclosing a band of multiple studs connected with curvilinear design -- The first, 5½in. (13.5cm.) diam. (4)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T.Tai & Jen Chai, New York, 10th November 1965; Second: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 10th March 1966; Third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 10th March 1966; Fourth: J.T. Tai & Jen Chai, New York, 10th November 1965.