• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1278

    AN UNUSUAL SILVERY BRONZE SQUARE MIRROR

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL SILVERY BRONZE SQUARE MIRROR
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    Cast with a central, concave circular panel reserved on a field of stylized florets interspersed with four characters cast in relief and recumbent animals at each corner, the reverse plain, with some malachite and ferrous encrustation
    5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm.) square, box


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    A very similar, though slightly smaller (9.8 cm.), square mirror, also dated to the Tang dynasty, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Bronze Articles for Daily Use, Hong Kong, 2006, p. 192, no. 169.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong circa 1991.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN