A Fine and Rare Korean Koryo Mirro with Natural Green patina-11th – 14th C.: Korea, Koryo dynasty, 11th to 14th century.
The design is cast in relief on the obverse of this Mirror depicts a ship sailing on a stormy sea.
A large dragon arises from the upper left and right with clouds of spray cap the surging
waves. At the top, above the ship’s banner, are four character inscriptions in archaic
seal style script: Huang Pi Chang Chon (clear, vast, luminous heaven) with a good silver-greenish patina on the face and back.
It’s in very fine condition with an aging natural green patina on the surface.
It measures 15,5cm d. (6 1/8”)
***Reference: Korean Art, The Brooklyn Museum, 1987, page 68, #26
An identical Koryo bronze mirror sold at Christie’s, New York, Korean Art including
Robert Moore Collection, 28, March 2006, lot #565.