Lot 1524. Two bronze mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) diam., 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
One mirror has a central knob that rises from a quatrefoil motif within a square cast in high relief with twelve raised bosses separating the characters of an inscription. The outer field is decorated with a 'TLV' pattern, eight bosses and various celestial animals within narrow bands enclosing an inscription and hatchured lines, all below a dogtooth border and a band of clouds. The other mirror is cast with clusters of bosses and flower-like motifs.
Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25 September 2020, New York