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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 ANTIQUE BRONZE MIRROR - HAN DYNASTY

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR - TANG DYNASTY

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Antique Gourd Bronze Mirror

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Bronze Mirror

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY STYLE PARCEL GILT LACQUERED TRIPTYCH MIRROR, EARLY/MID 20TH CENTURY,

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston, TX, USA

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BRONZE MIRROR

February 25, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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BRONZE MIRROR

February 25, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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FOUR CHINESE MYTHICAL MONSTERS MIRROR

February 25, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Group Chinese Antique Archaic Bronze Mirror, Han Dynasty

February 25, 2017, 4:00 PM PST
La Puente, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Chinese Antique Bronze Mirror, Ming Dynasty

February 25, 2017, 4:00 PM PST
La Puente, CA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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An Antique Chinese Han Dynasty Animal Bronze Mirror

February 26, 2017, 9:00 PM ChST
Jingdezhen, China

$120 (2 bids)

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An Antique Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Mirror

February 26, 2017, 9:00 PM ChST
Jingdezhen, China

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Enamel Mirror w, Jade Handle

February 26, 2017, 7:00 AM PST
Flemington, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese antiques exquisite Beast emblazonry bronze mirror

February 26, 2017, 11:30 AM EST
Seacaucus, NJ, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Ming Bronze Mirror

March 11, 2017, 3:30 PM EST
Doral, FL, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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A JADEITE GILT-SILVER HAND MIRROR<BR>QING DYNASTY AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

March 18, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,600 (starting bid)

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