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88
An inscribed complex silvered bronze mirror
Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd Century AD
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 4,320 USD
JUMP TO LOT
88
An inscribed complex silvered bronze mirror
Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd Century AD
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 4,320 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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An inscribed complex silvered bronze mirror
Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd Century AD
finely cast to the center with figures playing music interspersed with four striding bixie, their shoulders and hips set with evenly spaced recessed roundels to receive gemstones, encircled by twelve seal faces of four characters each, forming a poetic inscription about 'Boya playing the lute', within further borders of striding beasts and stylized cloud scrolls to the rim; together with a small 'TLV' mirror cast with nine studs within a circle and outer square, enclosed by eight further studs and interspersed with 'T', 'L' and 'V' symbols, all between two inscriptions in kaishu and within triangle and scroll borders (2)
Quantity: 2
5 in., 12.7 cm
6 1/8 in., 15.5 cm

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Catalogue Note

Compare two similar bronze mirrors illustrated in Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2000, cat.nos. 38 (on the cover) and 39.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

|
New York