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Chinese Mirrors

Though uncommon until the Han dynasty, the Chinese made mirrors since the Neolithic period. Chinese mirrors are made from a bronze alloy rather than glass. This craft was developed primarily during the Han dynasty. Mirrors are cast with one flat side and one side decorated with intricate lines, symbols, and decorations surrounding a round knob in the middle. As time passed, the designs became less abstract and more figurative in their representation of motifs.

The technique used to create bronze mirrors in China during the Han dynasty also led to the development of the Chinese “Magic Mirror," also known as the “light-penetration” mirror due to its seemingly transparent quality. These bronze objects appeared to be perfectly smooth and mirror-like on one side, with a decoration on the... Read more

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Archaic Style Bronze Mirror

August 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Han style bronze mirror, gilted, decorated with dragon pattern

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Rare Chinese bronze mirror

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese square bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

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Chinese bronze mirror.

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Antique Bronze Mirror with Turquoise Inlay

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Bronze Mirror

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Round Frame with Glass

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Bronze Mirror

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Wood Pane with Mirror

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE TANG STYLE GILDED & SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR, decorated in relief w

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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ANOTHER CHINESE TANG STYLE GILDED & SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR, decorated in re

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE TANG STYLE SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR, decorated in relief with a ban

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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ANOTHER CHINESE TANG STYLE SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR, decorated in relief with

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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ANOTHER CHINESE TANG STYLE SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR, decorated in relief with

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

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A CHINESE TANG STYLE BRONZE MIRROR, with encircling relief decoration of co

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Oriental:  Chinese Bronze Mirror : a disc shaped m

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£32 (starting bid)

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Oriental: Chinese Bronze Mirror : a small convex s

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£24 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Green Laqcuer Carved Mirror

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Bronze Mirror

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Bronze Mirror

September 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Brass Mechanical Watch w Mirror

September 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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CHINESE 'CAO YE' BRONZE MIRROR, Han Dynasty. J013

September 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Coram, NY, USA

$1,800 (starting bid)

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Chinese Brass Mirror w/ Stand

September 3, 2016, 2:00 PM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Ming Dynasty Bronze Mirror

September 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Ming Dynasty Bronze Mirror

September 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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SET OF INLAID CHINESE MIRROR AND TABLE

September 8, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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A large Chinese silvery bronze circular mirror, han dynasty

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$4,000 (starting bid)

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A Chinese silvery bronze circular 'lions and grapevine' mirror, tang dynasty

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$6,000 (starting bid)

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A Chinese bronze hexagonal mirror, song dynasty

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese enamelled paktong mirror, republic period

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A LARGE BRONZE MIRROR

September 10, 2016, 2:00 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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AN UNUSUAL CHINESE ORNATELY CARVED GILTWOOD MIRROR, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949),

September 11, 2016, 1:00 PM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Chinese Gilt Bronze Mirror

September 15, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$1,200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Gilt Bronze Mirror

September 15, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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SMALL MIRROR WITH TLV MOTIFS

September 17, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€600 (starting bid)

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SMALL MIRROR WITH CLOUD DRAGONS

September 17, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€600 (starting bid)

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Jade Dragon Belt Hook & Mirror, Qing Dynasty

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Vienna, VA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Bronze Mirror

September 17, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Rosemead, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese Antique Bronze Mirror

September 24, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Antique Bronze Mirror

September 24, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Antique Bronze Mirror

September 24, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Mirror Group

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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Chinese Style Mirror with Beasts

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Chinese Style Mirror with Dragons

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Chinese Style Mirror with Dragon

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Chinese Bronze Mirror with Bands of Animal, Vegetation and Script

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£25 (starting bid)

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Chinese and Western Asiatic Style Mirror Group

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Chinese Style Mirror with Birds

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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