• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    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 with stylised scrolling animal design; the second with four knops situated within a band of curvilinear relief design on a dense geometrical pattern; the third with the central knop encircled by twelve raised discs, surrounded by a band of four knops amongst small birds and scrolling flowers; the fourth with a band of scrolling dragons surrounded by alternating sealmarks and spirals all within a band of stylised birds and geometrical design -- The largest, 5 3/8in. (13.7cm.) diam. (4)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 10th June 1966; Second: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1966; Third: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 31st October 1974; Fourth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1978.