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Bronze Mirror in a Lacquer Box

Auction:
2810B
Lot:
105
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2810B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 16, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Bronze Mirror in a Lacquer Box, China, possibly Han dynasty, round mirror with sixteen half-circles, figures, mythical animals, sixteen four-character seals in a square, a band of archaic-style motifs, a band of scrolls, and a band of triangular notches, the domed knob with a hole for a string, the lacquered box decorated with facing dragons both on the cover and sides in gold against a red ground, the top with a fish with a gate named "Yu Men," illustrating a story about a fish becoming a dragon passing the Yumen region, mirror dia. 6, box dia. 7, ht. 2 3/8 in.

Provenance: From the estate of Kai Suhr, who supplied Chiang-Kai-shek's army in China between the years of 1938-1939.
Estimate $800-1,200

mirror broken into two; box in good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Chiang-Kai-shek's army in China, Kai Suhr

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