A bronze 'lions and grapes' mirror Tang dynasty

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Lot 310
A bronze 'lions and grapes' mirror Tang dynasty

Sold for HK$ 10,000 (US$ 1,282) inc. premium
Property from the Reid family collection, to be sold without reserve (lots 303-313)
A bronze 'lions and grapes' mirror
Tang dynasty
Finely cast with a central knob forming a crouching lion, surrounded by further four lions frolicking amidst fruiting grapevine, the outer ring with alternating birds perching on grapevines, all framed within a band of small cloud scrolls.
10.1cm wide.

Footnotes

  • 唐 獅子葡萄紋銅鏡

    For an identical but larger example, see R.Keverne, Chinese Bronze Mirrors. Warring States Period to Tang Dynasty, London, 2009, p.34, cat.no.21.
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