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A RARE QIANGJIN AND TIANQI LACQUERED HAND MIRROR
A RARE QIANGJIN AND TIANQI LACQUERED HAND MIRROR
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A RARE QIANGJIN AND TIANQI LACQUERED HAND MIRROR

18TH CENTURY

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A RARE QIANGJIN AND TIANQI LACQUERED HAND MIRROR
18TH CENTURY
The oval mirror is set within a conforming frame embellished with raised ruyi-shaped motifs around the borders, and the slender tapering handle ends in a jade-inlaid lingzhi-form terminal. The frame and handle are finely incised and decorated in polychrome lacquer and gilding on a red lacquer ground with prunus and chrysanthemum blossoms borne on scrolling stems. The back of the mirror is similarly decorated with a bat in flight above a leafy lotus spray.
17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) long

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Compare to a nearly identical mirror with carved raised ruyi-motifs along the borders, in the Nanjing Museum and illustrated in Zhongguo Qiqi Quanji, vol. 6, Beijing, 1993, pl. 229.

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