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Lot 8092. A group of seven bronze mirrors, Han dynasty. Sold for US$ 2,500 (€2,293). Photo Bonhams.

Five of various sizes similarly cast with a broad outer rim canted inward to a saw-tooth border enclosing simplified cloud patterns and emerging birds separated by four raised bosses under a central knob; the sixth of white bronze with a canted outer rim enclosing an inscription under a continuous arc and central sunburst band; the seventh cast with an outer band of sixteen continuous arcs under a wide band of larger and smaller bosses below a further band of sixteen arcs and a cloud-shaped central knob, all with varying degrees of patination. 5, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 3 3/4, 3 5/8, 3 5/8 3 5/8in - (12.7, 11.4, 11.4, 9.5, 9.2, 9.2, 9.2cm ) diameters

Provenancea Northern California Estate

NotesThe mirrors in this lot have been in the United States since the late 1980s.

For correlative examples see Graham, op. cit., cat. nos. 38, 33 and 31.

Bonhams. CHINESE, INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 10 Dec 2015 10:00 PST - SAN FRANCISCO