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High Quality large silvered Chinese Tang Dynasty bronze mirror!

High Quality large silvered Chinese Tang Dynasty bronze mirror!


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1361480
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 $650.00 
A HIGH QUALITY LARGE BRONZE MIRROR, CHINA, TANG DYNASTY, (618-907 AD).

An incredible bronze mirror with exceptional ancient patinated surfaces.

The mirror engraved with large and detailed mythical animals (Dragons and lions) around a central knob. Several concenthric lines with decoration around the central motif.

Size: 137 mm. in diameter and ca. 500 grams weight.

Condition: Choice, beautiful patina. the mirror was finely silvered in antiquity and much silver is still intact. Areas of red and green patina. The reflection side with fine cloth-marks in the patina from the way the mirror was wrapped in the tomb or grave.

Provenance: Ib Olsen Collection, bought in the 1950s-1960s.