19 juillet 2014

Mirror with Auspicious Animals, Celestial Horses, and Grapevines, early 12th Century - mid 13th Century, China, Jin dynasty

Mirror with Auspicious Animals, Celestial Horses, and Grapevines, early 12th Century - mid 13th Century, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), bronze, Diameter - w:25.90 cm (w:10 3/16 inches) Overall - h:0.80 cm (h:5/16 inches) Wt: 191 g Rim - h:0.85 cm (h:5/16 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.357. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.

19 juillet 2014

Mirror with Wheel Spokes and Riding Boys, c.1196-1234, China, Jin dynasty

Mirror with Wheel Spokes and Riding Boys, c.1196-1234, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), bronze, Diameter - w:13.30 cm (w:5 3/16 inches) Wt: 311 g Overall - h:0.80 cm (h:5/16 inches) Rim - h:0.70 cm (h:1/4 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.382. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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]