Authentic ancient Chinese, Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), silvery bronze mirror of square form decorated in floral sprays pattern, set with a central knob for a silk cord suspension.
The reverse of the mirror is with traces of a fabric pattern impression on the silvered background, in which the mirror was wrapped over one thousand year ago. (Please see the close up picture).
DIMENSIONS: 14.3 cm x 13.8 cm (5 5/8 in x 5 3/8 in).
WEIGHT: 216.7 grams.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing its age and usage with beautiful grey patina with mottled green spots, usual chipping on the rim, otherwise intact.
1. Chinese Bronze Mirrors by Roger Keverne.
2. Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China by Donald H. Graham.
3. Circles of reflection: the Carter collection of Chinese bronze mirrors.
4. Masterpieces of Chinese Bronze Mirrors in the National Palace Museum, published by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
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