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Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirror Tang Dynasty 618-907 AD

Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirror Tang Dynasty 618-907 AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1251098

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Authentic ancient Chinese, Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), silvery bronze mirror of square form decorated in floral sprays pattern, set with a central knob for a silk cord suspension.
The reverse of the mirror is with traces of a fabric pattern impression on the silvered background, in which the mirror was wrapped over one thousand year ago. (Please see the close up picture).
DIMENSIONS: 14.3 cm x 13.8 cm (5 5/8 in x 5 3/8 in).
WEIGHT: 216.7 grams.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing its age and usage with beautiful grey patina with mottled green spots, usual chipping on the rim, otherwise intact.
REFERENCES:
1. Chinese Bronze Mirrors by Roger Keverne.
2. Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China by Donald H. Graham.
3. Circles of reflection: the Carter collection of Chinese bronze mirrors.
4. Masterpieces of Chinese Bronze Mirrors in the National Palace Museum, published by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

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