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A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF CHINESE BRONZE MIRRORS

A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE TANG-STYLE 'SEA BEAST AND GRAPES' MIRROR
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
JUMP TO LOT
556

A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF CHINESE BRONZE MIRRORS

A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE TANG-STYLE 'SEA BEAST AND GRAPES' MIRROR
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
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 GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE TANG-STYLE 'SEA BEAST AND GRAPES' MIRROR
MING DYNASTY
cast in relief with a central knob surrounded by six beasts, the outer field with further beasts and birds, all amidst grape vine scrolls, the silvery grey surface enhanced with gilding
18 cm, 7 1/8  in.
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This mirror may have been produced by Ming dynasty craftsmen after Tang dynasty mirrors decorated with patterns of auspicious creatures and grapes, which tended to be silvery white in colour and finely articulated because of their high tin content. This mirror tends towards a greyish white, suggesting a relatively high lead content, but its decorative patterns remain fine and beautiful. The lions and birds on the outer band and the lions and grapes in the inner circle are detailed and vividly depicted.

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

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Hong Kong