A bronze 'dragon and tiger' mirror, Han dynasty

Lot 337. A bronze 'dragon and tiger' mirror, Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.). Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

the central boss surrounded by two dragons and tigers divided by four further bosses, all divided by narrow bands of diagonal lines
14.3 cm, 5 5/8  in.

Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 nov. 2017, 02:00 PM