A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui-Early Tang dynasty 6th-7th century


Lot 752. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui-Early Tang dynasty 6th-7th century; 9 1⁄2 in. (24.2 cm.) diam., cloth boxEstimate USD 7,000 – USD 10,000Price realised USD 113,400. © Christie's 2022

The knob is cast within a square border surrounded by the Guardians of the Four Directions and the rim is decorated with the twelve animals of the zodiac

Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 19 October 1992.

Note: A similar mirror was sold at Christie's New York, 14 September 2009, lot 26.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022