Lot 1408. A rare engraved bronze circular mirror, the mirror Warring States period, the engraved decoration possibly of later date. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 4,375 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.
Thinly cast, the back cast in intaglio with a design of continuous stylized flower scroll issuing from a circular medallion in the center, with finely stippled details, all within a geometric border below the slightly upturned rim, pierced with two holes for suspension, with heiqigu patina - 5¾ in. (14.1 cm.) diam., 1/8 in. (.4 cm.) thick, box - 164.6g
Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth Collection, New York, acquired from Alice Boney, Japan, 1960s.
Christie's. Luminous Perfection: Fine Chinese Mirrors from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection, 22 March 2012, New York, Rockefeller Center