A BRONZE 'BEAST AND GRAPEVINE' MIRROR TANG DYNASTY
10,000 - 12,000 USD
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- Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.5 cm
cast in high relief with a central knop formed by a crouching beast encircled by six beasts among fruiting vines bordered by a raised ring, the outer band with birds surrounded by bunches of grapes on scrolling vines, the silvery surface with patches of green and blue encrustation
From the collection of Gale R. Blosser (1913-2009), acquired from Brian Page Antiques, UK in the 1970s.