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Nine Chinese bronze mirrors from the Todd Collection

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1700   item# 1292332

Nine Chinese bronze mirrors from the Todd Collection
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Offered here are nine Chinese bronze mirrors (items 1292323-1292331) of special provenance: all are from the Oliver J. Todd (1880-1974) collection of 1,000 bronze mirrors which Todd acquired in China in the early 20th century. From his collection of 1,000 bronze mirrors, Todd selected 429 representative examples for publication in “Chinese Bronze Mirrors / A Study Based on The Todd Collection of 1,000 Bronze Mirrors Found in the Five Northern Provinces of Suiyuan, Shensi, Shansi, Honan and Ho ...click for details


Handled mirror, inscription: Todd Collection No. 131

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1492   item# 1292331

Handled mirror, inscription: Todd Collection No. 131
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror appears as No. 131 (p. 139) in “Chinese Bronze Mirrors / A Study Based on The Todd Collection of 1,000 Bronze Mirrors Found in the Five Northern Provinces of Suiyuan, Shensi, Shansi, Honan and Hopei, China” (Peking 1935) by Milan Ruper ...click for details


Sea animals & grapes bronze mirror; Todd Collection 158

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000   item# 1292330

Sea animals & grapes bronze mirror; Todd Collection 158
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 158 (p. 150) in “Chinese Bronze Mirrors / A Study Based on The Todd Collection of 1,000 Bronze Mirrors Found in the Five Northern Provinces of Suiyuan, Shensi, Shansi, Honan and Hopei, China” (Peking 1935) by Milan ...click for details


Song mirror “heng xie Sun Dian”: Todd Collection No.280

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1492   item# 1292329

Song mirror “heng xie Sun Dian”: Todd Collection No.280
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鏡晴換包店孫接橫 This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 280, p. 197 in “Chinese Bronze Mirrors / A Study Based on The Todd Collection of 1,000 Bronze Mirrors Found in the Five Northern Provinces of Suiyua ...click for details


A twin carp handled mirror, Jin dynasty: Todd Collection No. 370

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1492   item# 1292328

A twin carp handled mirror, Jin dynasty: Todd Collection No. 370
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 370, p. 232 in “Chinese Bronze Mirrors / A Study Based on The Todd Collection of 1,000 Bronze Mirrors Found in the Five Northern Provinces of Suiyuan, Shensi, Shansi, Honan and Hopei, China” (Peking 1935) by Milan ...click for details


A Ming handled mirror with dragons: Todd Collection 377

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1700   item# 1292325

A Ming handled mirror with dragons: Todd Collection 377
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 377, p. 234 in “Chinese Bronze Mirrors / A Study Based on The Todd Collection of 1,000 Bronze Mirrors Found in the Five Northern Provinces of Suiyuan, Shensi, Shansi, Honan and Hopei, China” (Peking 1935) by Milan ...click for details


佛劍正邪 Miniature mirror; Todd Collection

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000   item# 1292323

佛劍正邪 Miniature mirror; Todd Collection
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Tang dynasty or earlier. This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), an important civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. A miniature 'white' bronze mirror with cast handle, having a steeply concave reflective side and bearing syncretic inscriptions on the reverse. The prominent central character on this mirror (untranslated) ...click for details


A Rinpa style finely worked bronze tray, Edo period

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1194873

A Rinpa style finely worked bronze tray, Edo period
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$360.00 

18/19th Century, Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603-1867). A small rectangular bronze tray in the highly decorative Rinpa style with a dark brown patina and very meticulous detailing, having a defined lip, indented corners, curved walls and four recessed and tiny pad feet, the exterior plain with an elaborately decorated interior. The inside walls are adorned with four rows of hachured lines or herringbone-like pattern, punctuated by eight medallions, possibly kamon or crests, placed asymmetrically, ...click for details


Nan-ten (Nandina) Edo bronze mirror by Fujiwara

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1190064

Nan-ten (Nandina) Edo bronze mirror by Fujiwara
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$180.00 

This is the smaller of two late 19th C. Edo period (1603-1868) bronze mirrors produced at the famous Fujiwara workshop, from our extensive collection of Chinese and Japanese mirrors. The present example, rendered in the style of a traditional landscape painting, depicts an elegant stand of the bamboo-like Nandina or “Nan-ten” bush, ripe with clusters of winter berries, growing amidst a rocky slope descending from the right, and bearing a prominent four-character maker’s mark reading “Fujiwara K ...click for details


A Ming bronze mirror "biao qian" with intact silvering

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1700   item# 1149597

A Ming bronze mirror "biao qian" with intact silvering
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$288.00 

Ming dynasty (1368-1644); circa 15th century bronze mirror, the plain side retaining much of its original applied silvering, the decoration on back organized around the pierced central boss or knob, flanked on either side by a lotus pattern motif, each an inverted mirror image of the other, and a two-character inscription, above and below, the words reading “bao qian” meaning “treasure” and “mirror,” the word “qian” being an ancient word referring to bronze mirrors specifically, as well as the v ...click for details


A Fine Makie-Decorated Lacquer Stand with Mirror

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1066994

A Fine Makie-Decorated Lacquer Stand with Mirror
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$560.00 

Collapsible Makie Decorated Lacquered Stand with Bronze Mirror by Fujiwara Sadamasa. 18/19th Century; Late Edo Period. While Japanese mirrors from the Meiji and even the Muromachi periods have survived in fairly large numbers, the fragile lacquered boxes and stands which held these heavy and durable bronze mirrors are extremely rare. The lacquered mirror stand offered here with an associated mirror is of a recognizable and ancient Chinese form which was introduced to Japan during the Tang Dyn ...click for details


Honma Takusai: bronze inkstand with Chinese landscape

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1066716

Honma Takusai: bronze inkstand with Chinese landscape
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$360.00 

Meiji Period, Bokusho (a stand to hold sumi ink sticks). A cast bronze bokusho in the form of a rectangular table raised on four rounded legs, the top featuring a landscape in relief depicting, from the left foreground, a boat and hut at the water’s edge, the small isle populated with rocks and a tall pine tree over-arching a body of water indicated by a few simple horizontal lines, with mountains in the distance, the lower right corner bearing the seal of “Takusai,” the picture surrounded by a ...click for details


A Japanese Gold Splashed Bronze GU Form Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 974989

A Japanese Gold Splashed Bronze GU Form Vase
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$2100.00 

A Japanese Gold Splashed Bronze GU Form Vase. Taisho Period (circa 1910-20). Inspired by the distant rather than recent past, this strikingly modernist Japanese bronze embodies a rejection of European-influenced and over-decorated bronzes of the previous Meiji period. The base bears a three-character studio mark, written in stylized archaistic Chinese characters much in vogue with the literati class of China and Japan during the Early Republic and Taisho periods. The ancient Chinese bronze w ...click for details


A ChienLung Bronze Vase: bats, lingzhi & ruyi-clouds

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1800   item# 739703

A ChienLung Bronze Vase: bats, lingzhi & ruyi-clouds
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$2,250.00 

A TALL, WELL-CAST, 18th CENTURY BRONZE VASE, showing restrained decoration and elegant form executed with superb technical skill. The slightly flattened baluster form vase with rectangular base and rounded corners, decorated in high relief with the traditional rebuses of five bats and five lingzhi fungus representing happiness and longevity, respectively, or double happiness. The vase form itself outlines the character for shi or xi (“happiness”). Three bats and a lingzhi fungus decorate one ...click for details


An Indian-Islamic Bronze Ewer, 18th C. Mughal or Deccan

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1800   item# 713957

An Indian-Islamic Bronze Ewer, 18th C. Mughal or Deccan
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$2400.00 

A Cast Bronze Ewer, India, 18th Century. Islamic. Mughal, Northern Indian or possibly Deccan. This is one of four known Indian bronze ewers which almost certainly originated from the same workshop. The pear shaped body is decorated with chiseled lotus petals at the shoulder and base as well as engraved foliate decoration and rests on a rectangular pedestal supported by four short feet. The serpentine handle terminates in dragon and lion heads and contrasts sharply with the straight, angled ...click for details

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