Lot 1523. A small bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220); 3 ¾ in. (9 cm.) diam., 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
The cental knob is encircled by four seated deities flanked by beasts, all cast in high relief within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with rectangles, each enclosing a character, below an inscription and a band of scrolls on the rim.
Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25 September 2020, New York