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Bronze Mirror

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2613B
Lot:
499
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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2613B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 21, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Bronze Mirror, China, Song Dynasty (960-1279), octofoil shape, the knob surrounded by a finely cast high-relief scene representing the story of Cei Fei, the dragon slayer surrounded by passengers on a ship in a sea of creatures including a whale as he attempts to slay a dragon, above the ship is inscribed in large characters, huangpi changtian (great and resplendent is the heaven), the dark gray patina with malachite encrustation, dia. 7 in.

Note: See Christie's New York, Sale 2658, Lot 1470, Luminous Perfection: Fine Chinese Mirrors from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

in good condition


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Song Dynasty, China

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