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A bronze foliated mirror

A bronze foliated mirror

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 611823

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Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Diameter: 7 in. (17.8 cm.)

The white bronze eight-foiled mirror is simply decorated with a large dragon in motion, and flower patterns; together with a museum-style armature stand (not illustrated).

Compare with a very similar example of the same size in the National Palace Museum, and published in Masterpieces of Chinese Bronze Mirrors in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1971, cat. no. 32, and another published in Li Xueqin, The Glorious Traditions of Chinese Bronzes, from the Anthony & Susan Hardy Collections and the Sze Yuan Tang, Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore), 2000, cat. no. 107.

Ref. 611823