23 octobre 2012

A very fine bronze six-lobed mirror with six flower rosettes, China, 2nd half of Tang dynasty (618-907)

A very fine bronze six-lobed mirror with six flower rosettes, China, 2nd half of Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo Nagel the well cast mirror is decorated with six flower rosettes in relief three lotus flowers alternating with three mallow flowers around the central flower motif with the knob, the decorated mirror side with a thin dark grey and some green corrosion and some patches of the original shiny, silvery surface, the completely polished specular side is blackish with the brass body metal partly... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2012

A Bronze Circular Mirror. Sui Dynasty (581-618)

A Bronze Circular Mirror. Sui Dynasty (581-618).  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The central knob is surrounded by six frolicking, lion-like animals within narrow dogtooth and hatchured borders and an outer inscription band set below a diaper band on the inward-canted rim. The bronze has a silvery grey patina with some areas of green encrustation, and the reverse has extensive encrustation. 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box - Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 隋 「團團寶鏡」銘海獸纹銅鏡 Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2012

A Bronze Mirror. Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220)

A Bronze Mirror. Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The large knob centers a square surrounded by a dragon, a horse, a tiger, and a stag with its doe, as well as Daoist immortals, which are separated by quatrefoils centered by bosses. This decoration is encircled by hatchured and dogtooth borders and a flat-cast band of Daoist immortals, various animals, birds and fish on the canted outer rim. The smooth patina is a mottled, greenish-grey and milky green color. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2012

Chinese bronze mirror, Han

Chinese bronze mirror, Han. 2012 © Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers The knob centering a square band of twelve nipples and surrounded by an outer band of eight nipples, archaic and "TLV designs, between hatchured, sawtooth and wave bands. D: 7 in. Estimate $2,000-4,000 milky grey to green patina, very smooth to verso.  Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. ASIAN ARTS. Sep 09 2012 10:00
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21 août 2012

Chinese bronze mirror. Han dynasty

Chinese bronze mirror. Han dynasty. 2012 © Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers The knob centering a geometric design of "TLV" patterns, with fish, cranes, trees and other pictograms in low relief. D: 7 1/2 in. Estimate $4,000-6,000 Milky green patina, oxidation marks to one side of reverse.  Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. ASIAN ARTS. Sep 09 2012 10:00
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21 août 2012

Chinese bronze mirror, Han dynasty

Chinese bronze mirror, Han dynasty. 2012 © Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Circular mirror encircled by scalloped and hatch bands and an outer ring of inscriptions. D: 6 1/2 in. Estimate $1,500-2,000  The bronze has silvery patina and areas of malachite encrustination.  Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. ASIAN ARTS. Sep 09 2012 10:00
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07 août 2012

Bronze mirror, China, Tang dynasty, ca. 650-800

Bronze mirror, China, Tang dynasty, ca. 650-800. Cast bronze with gold leaf. Height: 18.5 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee. M.505-1936. © V&A Images Mirrors in China were associated with Daoist mysticism as well as being a functional object in the house. The small figures of animals and birds cut out on the gold leaf represent the Daoist belief of a paradise inhabited by human beings and animals who never... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2012

Mirror with Lions Among Grapevines, 7th-8th century

Mirror with Lions Among Grapevines, 7th-8th century. high-tin bronze, Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters. 54.470. The Walters Art Museum Provenance: William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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10 juillet 2012

A Chinese Ming Dynasty Bronze Mirror. China, Ca. 14th to 17th Century AD

A Chinese Ming Dynasty Bronze Mirror.  China, Ca. 14th to 17th Century AD.  © 2002-2012 LiveAuctioneers Disc shape with raised central hub and bird/floral relief decoration. Nice rich patina and deposits. 8-1/2”D.  Lot 98. Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Provenance: Ex Robert Taylor Collection NY.  Live Auctionners. Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic Art. Jul 13th, 2012 http://www.liveauctioneers.com
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09 juillet 2012

Bronze Mirror with single dragon

Bronze Mirror with single dragon. ©Guardian 2012 Diameter 269 mm, Weight 2560 g. Estimate: RMB 1,800,000-3,000,000- Unsold. China Guardian Auctions Co.,Ltd.. 2012 Spring Stamps and Covers, Coins, Banknotes and Bronze Mirrors Auction http://english.cguardian.com
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