A rare bronze octalobed 'twin dragon' mirror, Tang dynasty

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Lot 319. A rare bronze octalobed 'twin dragon' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 18cm (7 1/8in) diam. Sold for HK$140,250© Bonhams 2001-2022

ProvenanceAcquired in Japan, 2000s.

NoteSee a related example of a bronze octalobed 'dragon' mirror, Tang dynasty, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 6 April 2015, lot 105.

Three bronze circular mirrors, Warring States Period to Late Tang Dynasty

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Lot 320. Three bronze circular mirrors, Warring States Period to Late Tang Dynasty; The largest 16.5cm (6 1/2in) diam. (3)Sold for HK$21,675© Bonhams 2001-2022

Consisting of a bronze 'stamen pattern' mirror, Warring States period; a bronze 'makara' mirror, late Tang dynasty; and a bronze 'mythical beast' mirror, Eastern Han dynasty/ Six Dynasties.

Four bronze circular mirrors, Warring States Period to Late Tang Dynasty

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Lot 321. Four bronze circular mirrors, Warring States Period to Late Tang Dynasty; The largest 12.5cm (4 7/8in) diam. (4). Sold for HK$19,125© Bonhams 2001-2022

Consisting of a bronze 'panhui' mirror, Warring States period; a bronze 'twin dragon' mirror, Western Han dynasty; and a pair of 'flower and bird' mirrors, Tang dynasty.

ProvenanceAcquired in Hong Kong, 1990s.

Two bronze rectangular mirrors and two bronze square mirrors, Spring and Autumn Period to Late Tang Dynasty

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Lot 322. Two bronze rectangular mirrors and two bronze square mirrors, Spring and Autumn Period to Late Tang Dynasty; The largest 12 x 10cm (4 3/4 x 4in) (4). Sold for HK$19,125© Bonhams 2001-2022

ProvenanceAcquired in Hong Kong, 1990s.

Note: See a related example of a rectangular bronze mirror from the Western Han dynasty, excavated in 1979 from Dawu, Zibo city, Shandong province, illustrated in Shandong wenwu jingcui, Shandong, 1996, pl.140.

Three bronze circular mirrors, Warring States Period to Han Dynasty

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Lot 323. Three bronze circular mirrors, Warring States Period to Han Dynasty; The largest 10cm (4in) diam. (3). Sold for HK$17,850 © Bonhams 2001-2022

Consisting of a rare gold-inlaid bronze 'mythical beast' mirror, Western Han dynasty; a silver-inlaid bronze 'phoenix' mirror, Eastern Han dynasty/ Six Dynasties; and a bronze 'Four Mountain' mirror, Warring States period.

ProvenanceAcquired in Hong Kong, 1990s.

Three bronze plain mirrors, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

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Lot 324. Three bronze plain mirrors, Tang Dynasty (618-907); The largest 14cm (5 1/2in) diam. (3). Sold for HK$7,012.50© Bonhams 2001-2022

Consisting of three plain mirrors of square form, octalobed form and circular form respectively.

ProvenanceAcquired in Hong Kong, 1990s.

Three bronze lobed mirrors, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

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Lot 325. Three bronze lobed mirrors, Tang Dynasty (618-907); The largest 13cm (5 1/8in) diam. (3). Sold for HK$7,012.50© Bonhams 2001-2022

Consisting of a bronze octafoil mirror, a bronze 'heavenly horse and phoenix' petal-lobed mirror and an inscribed bronze hexalobed mirror.

ProvenanceAcquired in Hong Kong, 1990s.

A bronze octalobed 'floral' mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

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Lot 326. A bronze octalobed 'floral' mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 21.5cm (8 1/2in) diam. Sold for HK$7,650© Bonhams 2001-2022

ProvenanceAcquired in Hong Kong, 1990s.

Note: See a similar example sold at Sotheby's New York, 19 March 2014, lot 209, and another sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1 December 2017, lot 548.

Bonhams. AUTUMN SALE OF CHINESE ART A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTIONHong Kong, 25 November – 16 December 2022