20 octobre 2010

Eight chinese bronze mirrors, Sui dynasty, West-Han dynasty, Xin Interregnum & Tang dynasty

A large and rare bronze mirror with mythical animals and long inscription, China, Sui dynasty (581-618 AD). photo courtesy Nagel the very well cast silvery grey, very heavy mirror is decorated in high relief in the centre with a large knob with a hole to pass the silk cord. D. 24,1 cm - Estimate € 15 000 / 25 000 An excellent large and heavy "Lion and grapevine" mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). photo courtesy Nagel carefully and crisply cast in high relief with nine lion- or better marten-like... [Lire la suite]