A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD

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.) diameter1022 gEstimate $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.

ProvenanceThe 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.