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135
A BELL-SHAPED BRONZE MIRROR
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
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135
A BELL-SHAPED BRONZE MIRROR
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A BELL-SHAPED BRONZE MIRROR
SONG DYNASTY
cast with a rectangular aperture at the top and a loose-ring handle suspended from the front, the front with two columns of seal script text cast in relief reading gu zhong yu gong, sheng wen yu wai (the drum and bell are in the palace, their sound can be heard outside), centered with a square seal reading Li Daobing zao (made by Li Daobing), the front and ring handle cast with irregular depressions to imitate the corrosion on ancient bronzes, the back polished to high gloss, mottled turquoise- and gray-green patina throughout, acrylic stand (2)
Length 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 7th December 1993, lot 27.
Dutch Private Collection.

Catalogue Note

A related, but slightly smaller, mirror from the collection of Ulrich Hausmann sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th October 2014, lot 3388. Another of the same type in the collection of the Lee Kong Chian Art Museum, Singapore, is illustrated in Lee Kong Chian Art Museum Catalog: National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1990, cat. no. 385. A similar Song dynasty mirror in the Musée Cernuschi is illustrated by Michel Maucuer, Bronzes de la Chine impériale, des Song aux Qin, Paris, 2013, cat. no. 115.

Important Chinese Art

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New York