A cast bronze 'Lion and Grape' mirror. Tang dynasty. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams

Its canted rim encircled with a band of three-petaled flower heads within the outer ring of grape vines and four lions play within the inner roundel surrounding the raised lion-shaped loop (corrosion, chipped). 3 3/4in (9.5cm) diameter. Sold for US$1,000

BonhamsAsian Decorative Arts, 13 Mar 2012, California, San Francisco