20 mai 2013

A silver-plated bronze mirror, China, Han Dynasty, 2nd century

A silver-plated bronze mirror, China, Han Dynasty, 2nd century. Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste Decorations with lions, birds and grapes. diam cm 9 - Estimation : 800 / 1 000 € Cambi Casa d'Aste. Mercredi 22 mai 2013. Castello Mackenzie - Mura di San Bartolomeo 16. Contact: Emilie Volka 0039 (0) 108395029 -emilie@cambiaste.com

20 mai 2013

Two silver-plated bronze mirrors, China, Han Period (206 AC -220 DC)

Two silver-plated bronze mirrors, China, Han Period (206 AC -220 DC). Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste diam. cm 11,5 & cm 12 - Estimation : 5 000 / 7 000 € Cambi Casa d'Aste. Mercredi 22 mai 2013. Castello Mackenzie - Mura di San Bartolomeo 16. Contact: Emilie Volka 0039 (0) 108395029 -emilie@cambiaste.com
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21 avril 2013

A fine gilt bronze TLV-mirror with inscription and stylized bird design, China, later Eastern Han dynasty

A fine gilt bronze TLV-mirror with inscription and stylized bird design, China, later Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD), 2nd century AD. Photo Nagel Auktionen the large knob in the centre is framed by a double lined square and surrounded by a broad band with stylized birds in thread relief, TLV motifs, the small inscription band with fourteen characters, a small band with hatching and two bands with dented motifs. The crisply cast decorated mirror surface is gilt with one larger patch of iron brown and malachite corrosion... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2013

A bronze mirror with Daoist immortals and mythical animals, China, later Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

A bronze mirror with Daoist immortals and mythical animals, China, later Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD). Photo Nagel Auktionen the well cast dark grey mirror is decorated with numerous Daoist immortals, celestial beings and mythical animals in relief arranged in a horizontal register, the partly shiny grey surface is sparsely covered with malachite copper oxide and earth encrustations, the silvery specular side is densely covered with small greyish-green dots of copper corrosion, otherwise very good condition, diam: 11,8... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2013

A rare bronze animal and vine mirror, China, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare bronze animal and vine mirror, China, Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo Nagel Auktionen probably 2nd half of the Tang period, the thinly cast and silvery shiny mirror has as central knob to pull through a suspension cord a long, crouching lion-like animal surrounded by six marten-like slender animals amid scrolling vines, but no fruiting grapevines like the following and typical so-called "lion and grapevine" densely decorated mirror with many grapes, animals and insects. The plain cavetto and specular side show a... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2013

A bronze 'Four Animals' mirror, Han Dynasty

A bronze 'Four Animals' mirror, Han Dynasty - Sotheby's the pierced knop surrounded by a flowerhead and enclosed within rope-twist borders, the main field cast with the animals of the four directions divided by bosses: the green dragon (qinglong) representing the east, the red bird (zhuqiao), the south, the white tiger (baihu), the west, and the snake-coiled turtle (yuanwu), the north, the design all enclosed by the heavily cast raised rim, the silvery patina with patches of green and brown... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2013

A bronze 'Animals' mirror, Han Dynasty

A bronze 'Animals' mirror, Han Dynasty - Sotheby's the pierced hemispherical boss encircled by a raised scroll band, the outer field in linear relief with six different animals, each alternating with a nipple centered on a scalloped medallion, the wide raised rim encircled with a toothed band and stylized bird motifs. Diameter 4 5/8  in., 11.6 cm. Estimation: 6,000 - 8,000 USD PROVENANCE: Collection of Gale R. Blosser (1913-2009), acquired S. & G. Gump Co., San Francisco, California, 21st... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2013

A bronze 'Star Cluster' mirror, Han Dynasty

A bronze 'Star Cluster' mirror, Han Dynasty - Sotheby's the recessed field of sixteen-point star outline, with four equidistant bosses, each the center of a stylized floret set between constellation motifs with three bosses issuing from grooved lines, the upright knob formed by a further cluster of pointed nipples within a rope-twist border, some light-green encrustation on the silvery-gray patina. Diameter 4 1/4  in., 10.7 cm. Estimation: 5,000 - 7,000 USD PROVENANCE: Collection of Gale R.... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2013

Two bronze cast mirrors, Persia, 12th-13th ct

Two bronze cast mirrors, Persia, 12th-13th ct. Photo Nagel one depicting two mythical creatures framed by kufic inscription, one depicting two scaled fishes. Greenish patina, one mirror partially encrusted and with undefinite relief. D. 10,5 cm. Estimate 300 € Nagel. March 19th 2013. http://www.auction.de
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26 février 2013

A bronze 'Immortals' mirror, Han dynasty

A bronze 'Immortals' mirror, Han dynasty - photo Sotheby's the central hemispherical boss encircled by a row of nipples, the main field cast in high relief with Xi Wangmu (Queen Mother of the West), seated opposite her consort, Dong Wanggong (King of the East), each resting on a cushion flanked by attendants, divided by two chariots pulled by three horses galloping and four bosses in dotted rings, the raised rim with a stylized bird and animal border, the silvery-gray patina with green and brown encrustation, Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]
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