A large and heavy lion and grapevine mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

With carefully and crisply cast lions among grapevine in the centre around a crouching lion as knob, enclosed by a large band with further lions and birds between grapevine, on the borde. D. 19,2 cm. Est. 7000 EUR

Literaure: Vgl. Nakano, Toru, Bronze mirrors from ancient China - Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Hong Kong: Orientations, 1994, no. 79, ein wesentlich kleinerer aber nahezu identisch dekorierter Spiegel, datiert Mitte Tang-Zeit

Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de