Lot 718. A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD; 7 3/8 in. (18.9 cm.) diameter; 1022 g. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $16,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The knob rising from a quatrefoil, its petals separated by characters, encircled by a band of eight joined arcs and an outer inscription band, all within hatchured borders below saw-tooth borders on the rim, with dark grey patina, box.
Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988.
Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.