Lot 1525. A bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
The mirror is cast with two horned leonine beasts alternating with long-tailed birds, all amidst flowering branches and insects, and within an outer band of clouds on the rim.
Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25 September 2020, New York