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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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A bronze mirror. Yuan dynasty

December 9, 2016, 11:00 AM CET
Cologne, Germany

€350 (starting bid)

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Chinese Ancient  Bronze Mirror

December 9, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR - SONG DYNASTY

December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR - TANG DYNASTY

December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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CHINESE ANTIQUE BRONZE MIRROR - HAN DYNASTY

December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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ANTIQUE CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR - TANG DYNASTY

December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Bronze Mirror, Tang Dynasty, W

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Carson City, NV, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Bronze Mirror With Horse And C

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Carson City, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Pair of Chinese Chippendale-Style Carved Silvered Woo

December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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A Pair of Chinese Chippendale-Style Giltwood and Mirror

December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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Chinese Mirror on Stand

December 11, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Bronze Mirror Display

December 11, 2016, 3:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Bronze Mirror Display

December 11, 2016, 3:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

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CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR. - 7 3/8 in. diam.

December 13, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chevy Chase, MD, USA

$100 (2 bids)

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Chinese Ming Bronze Mirror

December 17, 2016, 3:30 PM EST
Doral, FL, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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12 - Antique Bronze Chinese and Japanese Mirrors

December 18, 2016, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

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SET OF INLAID CHINESE MIRROR AND TABLE

January 1, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

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