549
549

A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF CHINESE BRONZE MIRRORS

A BRONZE 'PHOENIX' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
549

A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF CHINESE BRONZE MIRRORS

A BRONZE 'PHOENIX' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 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 'PHOENIX' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY
of octafoil shape, cast in relief with a pair of phoenix among lotus scrolls, flanking a pierced central knob, encircled by an outer border of floral blossoms and birds in flight, the surface with a silvery grey patina
19.1 cm, 7 1/2  in.
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Catalogue Note

The present mirror, well-preserved and of high tin content, shows a silvery white surface that creates a clear reflection. This example, of octafoil petal-lobed form, is decorated in alternating patterns of flowers and birds. The circular central region of the mirror features a pair of phoenix facing each other, amongst dense lotus blossoms and stems.

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

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Hong Kong