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Mirror with a Coiling Dragon, 700s China, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Mirror with a Coiling Dragon

Cast in high-tin and low-lead bronze by the lost wax method, this mirror has a dark and lustrous patina known as heiqigu (literally, “black lacquer antique”). It bears a design of a coiling dragon

Bossed bronze mirror, with the back decorated in high relief with lions pursing 'fenghuang' the immortal bird among floral scrolls, 7-8th century, Tang Dynasty.

Tang dynasty | History, Government, Achievements, & Facts

Bossed bronze mirror, with the back decorated in high relief with lions pursing 'fenghuang' the immortal bird among floral scrolls, 7-8th century, Tang Dynasty.

A fine gilt bronze TLV-mirror with inscription and stylized bird design, China, later Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD), 2nd century AD. Photo Nagel Auktionen

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Il n'y a en art, ni passé, ni futur. L'art qui n'est pas dans le présent ne sera jamais. (Pablo Picasso)

Mirror with dragons, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-4th century BCE; bronze with gold and silver inlay; F1936.3

Freer|Sackler

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CHINESE SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR  HAN DYNASTY  decorated in relief with mythical beasts and birds  13cm diam

CHINESE SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR HAN DYNASTY 13cm diam

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Tang dynasty (618-906) bronze mirror with lions and grapevines design, Honolulu Academy of Arts.  The Tang Dynasty is another peak period for the development of the bronze mirrors. Bronze mirrors were very popular in the Tang Dynasty due to the improvement of the metal casting techniques and the improvement of people's lives. Thick and delicately decorated, the bronze mirrors of the Tang Dynasty were as pure as silver with more tin in the raw materials.

Tang dynasty (618-906) bronze mirror with lions and grapevines design, Honolulu Academy of Arts. The Tang Dynasty is another peak period for the development of the bronze mirrors. Bronze mirrors were very popular in the Tang Dynasty due to the improvement of the metal casting techniques and the improvement of people's lives. Thick and delicately decorated, the bronze mirrors of the Tang Dynasty were as pure as silver with more tin in the raw materials.

Bronze mirror from the Tang Dynasty with brown lacquer coated on the back inlaid with a mother-of-pearl dragon coiling in clouds.

Bronze mirror from the Tang Dynasty with brown lacquer coated on the back inlaid with a mother-of-pearl dragon coiling in clouds.

A Chinese Ming Dynasty Bronze Mirror. China, Ca. 14th to 17th Century AD. © 2002-2012 LiveAuctioneers

A Chinese Ming Dynasty Bronze Mirror. China, Ca. 14th to 17th Century AD. © 2002-2012 LiveAuctioneers

CHINESE SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR  POSSIBLY TANG DYNASTY  with raised bosses and scroll work decoration, with later stand   18cm diam

CHINESE SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR POSSIBLY TANG DYNASTY 18cm diam

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*LARGE CHINESE BARBED RIM BRONZE MIRROR. Tang Dynasty (618-906 A.D.)

CHINESE SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR  TANG DYNASTY  of scalloped form, decorated in relief with stylised plant forms   19cm diam

CHINESE SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR TANG DYNASTY 19cm diam

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Bronze mirror with turquoise and seashell inlays, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD); Diameter: 20.5cm.

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Bronze mirror with turquoise and seashell inlays, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD); Diameter: 20.5cm.

Bronze mirror with motifs of grapes and auspicious animals, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD).  Besides the round pattern, there were new patterns like the rhombus pattern and sunflower pattern, etc. According to the decorative lines, the bronze mirrors of the Tang Dynasty can be divided into several categories: mirrors with flower and bird, with phoenix, with fortunate animal, with dragon and with human figures.

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Bronze mirror with motifs of grapes and auspicious animals, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Besides the round pattern, there were new patterns like the rhombus pattern and sunflower pattern, etc. According to the decorative lines, the bronze mirrors of the Tang Dynasty can be divided into several categories: mirrors with flower and bird, with phoenix, with fortunate animal, with dragon and with human figures.

Warring states period

Warring states period

Chinese Mirror,   618-907 Tang dynasty, Bronze and gold   W: 22.1 D: 1.7 cm    China      Purchase F1930.45, Freer/Sackler Gallery

Open F|S: Foliated mirror with birds and floral scrolls

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-220 AD)