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557

A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF CHINESE BRONZE MIRRORS

A BRONZE 'DRAGON' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
557

A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF CHINESE BRONZE MIRRORS

A BRONZE 'DRAGON' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese ‎Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection

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Hong Kong

A BRONZE 'DRAGON' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY
crisply cast in relief, the central knob surrounded by a single three-clawed coiling dragon with an upturned snout and wings striding amidst cloud scrolls within a raised edge, the surface with a dark silvery grey patina
21 cm, 8 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

Bronze mirrors with the panlong or coiled dragon motif were exemplars of Tang-dynasty mirrors. Here the dragon takes flight amidst finely articulated clouds, its body coiled around the knob and its scales clearly delineated. The mirror is not only finely made but is also extremely well-preserved, with almost no sign of corrosion. Its silvery white sheen indicates a high tin content.

Chinese ‎Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection

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Hong Kong