09 janvier 2010

Bronze mirror of TLV type. China, Xin dynasty (9–23)

Bronze mirror of TLV type. China, Xin dynasty (9–23) Diameter : 16.50 cm - Price on application A bronze mirror of TLV type, the centre with a round knob through which a cord can be threaded. Arranged around this knob, which is centred on a quatrefoil ornament within a square, are the Spirits of the Four Directions – dragon, tiger, bird and turtle – each with their companions: the blue dragon, galloping deer, feathered immortal and upstanding toad, all executed in low-relief and in minute detail. Incorporated in this band... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2009

A collection of Chinese bronze mirrors from the Arthur M Sackler Collections @ Christie's New York

金銀錯青銅鏡  A rare large gold and silver-inlaid lacquered bronze mirror. Tang dynasty (618-907) Of circular form, the back covered in black lacquer inlaid with three large silver flower sprays alternating with gold birds in flight above gold lotus motifs and silver leaves, all interspersed with further leaves, butterflies and foliate motifs; together with two small silver-backed octalobed bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, both silver-sheet backs executed in repoussé on a fine ring-punched ground, one with lions and birds amidst... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2009

A silvered bronze 'shoudai' mirror, China, Xin- (9-23 AD)/early Western Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

A silvered bronze 'shoudai' mirror, China, Xin- (9-23 AD)/early Western Han dynasty (25-220 AD) Crisply cast in relief with the pierced central knob for the silk thread, surrounded by 5 concentric bands with decoration and nipples. D. 15,9 cm. Est. 1200 EUR. Literature: Vgl. Zhongguo tongjing, vol. 16, Tongjing "Bronzespiegel / Bronze mirrors"), Peking: Wenwu chubanshe, 1998, nos. 61 + 70 (in beiden Fällen jedoch mit TLV-Motiv und tlw. abweichendem Randdekor) Sotheby's, New York, March 20, 2007, vol. 2, lot... [Lire la suite]