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A Korean Very Fine Koryo Bronze Mirror

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Metalwork: Pre 1492: Item # 623425

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A Very Fine Bronze Mirror: Korea, Koryo dynasty, 12th-14th century The design is a fine cast in high 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 and dark brown patina on the face and back. It is in good condition, no damages. Measures: 6 ½” Diameter. 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