A silvered bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silvered bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($7,600 - $12,160). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The mirror is cast with four striding animals encircling the central knop, surrounded by a sixteen-character inscription. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam.

ProvenanceChristie's New York, 2 December 1998, lot 40.
Sotheby's New York, 20 March 2007, lot 539.
Property from the Sui Yuan Zhai Collection.

Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London, South Kensington