3 November 2009,
Price realised GBP 2,500
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A SILVERY BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
Crisply cast with a central knop surrounded by lions and mythical beasts, the outer band with scrolling grapevines and birds, together with another silvery bronze mirror, Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220)
The largest 7 in. (18 cm.) diam. (2)
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Lion & Grapevine mirror: Frank Caro, New York, acquired before 1966.
The other: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, 1965.
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