19 juillet 2014

Narrative Mirror with Handle, early 12th Century - mid 14th Century, China, Jin dynasty-Yuan dynasty

Narrative Mirror with Handle, early 12th Century - mid 14th Century,  China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234) - Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), bronze, Diameter - w:9.70 cm (w:3 13/16 inches) Overall - h:0.50 l:18.20 cm (h:3/16 l:7 1/8 inches) Wt: 423 g. Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.384 Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.

15 juillet 2014

Bronze mirrors from the Song dynasty in the Cleveland Museum of Art collection

Octafoil Mirror with Legend of Herdboy and Weaver Maid, mid 10th-late 13th century, China, Song dynasty (960-1279), bronze, Diameter - w:17.80 cm (w:7 inches) Wt: 638 g Overall - h:1.10 cm (h:3/8 inches) Rim - h:0.70 cm (h:1/4 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.383, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art Square Mirror with Floral and Coin Motifs, early 10th Century - early 12th Century, China, Liao dynasty (916-1125) - Song dynasty (960-1279), bronze, Overall - h:0.50... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2014

Dragon Mirror, mid 14th Century - mid 17th Century, China, Ming dynasty

Dragon Mirror, mid 14th Century - mid 17th Century, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), bronze, Diameter - w:14.10 cm (w:5 1/2 inches) Overall - h:1.30 cm (h:1/2 inches) Wt: 739 g Rim - h:0.95 cm (h:5/16 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.377. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
12 juillet 2014

Huzhou Mirror, 1500s, China, Huzhou, Ming dynasty

Huzhou Mirror, 1500s, China, Huzhou, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), bronze, Diameter - w:15.80 cm (w:6 3/16 inches) Wt: 708 g Overall - h:1.10 cm (h:3/8 inches) Rim - h:0.90 cm (h:5/16 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.370. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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12 juillet 2014

Mirror with Four Nipples, Four Quasi-Dragons, and Birds, mid 14th-mid 17th century, China, Ming dynasty

Mirror with Four Nipples, Four Quasi-Dragons, and Birds, mid 14th-mid 17th century, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), bronze, Diameter - w:10.50 cm (w:4 1/8 inches) Wt: 355 g Overall - h:1.10 cm (h:3/8 inches) Rim - h:0.75 cm (h:1/4 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.393. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
12 juillet 2014

Mirror with Confucian Maxim " Joy in performing good deeds!", 15th century, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Mirror with Confucian Maxim " Joy in performing good deeds!", 15th century, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), bronze, Diameter - w:8.30 cm (w:3 1/4 inches) Wt: 71.5 g Overall - h:0.60 cm (h:3/16 inches) Rim - h:0.45 cm (h:1/8 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.395. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.


17 juin 2014

Chinese bronze mirrors from the Collection of Axel Lagrelius (1863‑1944) at Uppsala Auktion, 13 june 2014.

A Chinese bronze circular mirror, Han dynasty. Photo courtesy Uppsala Auktion. The small fluted loop framed by a band of interlinked archaic scrolls, with a steely patina and large patches of dark green encrustation. Diameter: 7.5 cm. Estimate: SEK 3.000 - 4.000 (EUR 330 - 440). Hammer price: SEK 3.600 Provenance: Axel Lagrelius (1863‑1944). Thence by descent. Translation from Lagrelius’s original collection catalogue;No. 31: Small, very thin mirror. The main decoration of c-shaped interlinked scrolls. The ground... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

An archaic bronze mirror, a silver inlaid belthook and a painted pottery vase, hu, Han Dynasty and Warring States Period

An archaic bronze mirror, a silver inlaid belthook and a painted pottery vase, hu, Han Dynasty and Warring States Period. Photo Sotheby's the archaic bronze mirror thinly and finely cast on one side with a small loop handle encircled by geometric shapes and mythical beasts; the belthook inlaid with geometric patterns along the arched shaft, the tip shaped as a mythical beast's head; the earthenware vase with a compressed globular body rising up to a waisted neck and an everted rim, the body decorated in black, red, blue... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2014

A bronze 'Bird and Flower' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze 'Bird and Flower' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's cast around the central pierced knob in relief with four birds in flight interspersed with floral sprigs, the raised edge with a further eight florets, the grayish-silvered surface with traces of green encrustation. Diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.3 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 8,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK - www.sothebys.com
11 mars 2014

A bronze octalobed 'Flower and Fruit' mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze octalobed 'Flower and Fruit' mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the central knob surrounded by two fruiting sprays, each with a mass of berries growing on one branch, divided by a flowering spray with similar leaves, all within a raised rim, the silvery-gray patina with green and brown encrustation. Width 7 in., 17.7 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 25,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. A bronze mirror with almost identical decoration but with a darker patina is illustrated in Catalogue of... [Lire la suite]