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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 232

    TWO BRONZE MIRRORS

    WARRING STATES PERIOD (480-221 BC)

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    TWO BRONZE MIRRORS
    WARRING STATES PERIOD (480-221 BC)
    Each thinly cast, one cast with a band of scrolling dragons within hatchured borders, the other with shan shapes reserved on a finely patterned ground surrounding a square center; together with a bronze tubular pole fitting, Zhou dynasty, cast with stylized cicada motifs on two sides and with two rectangular apertures on the other two sides; and a pair of Warring States-style gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot wheel fittings, the end of each cast with a human head emerging from the jaws of a dragon
    Mirrors 5 11/16 and 5 7/16 in. (14.4 and 13.9 cm.), pole fitting 7½ in. (19.2 cm.), pair of fittings approx. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) long (5)


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1985.