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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 474

    TWO BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' MIRRORS

    SONG DYNASTY AND LATER

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    TWO BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' MIRRORS
    SONG DYNASTY AND LATER
    One mirror is cast with a central knob in the shape of a tortoise standing on the back of a mythical sea creature and flanked by two cranes. The other mirror has a central animal-form loop that is surrounded by four leaping fish and surrounded by a band of birds amongst foliage.
    The largest 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam., with later carved wood stands


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    Provenance

    The Private Collection of a European Lady.


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