Lot 299: GuangXu Emperor property, Qing dynasty Chinese bronze mirror

Est: $5,000 - $15,000
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Description: Authentic Chinese bronze mirror, a property of Guang Xu Emperor, Qing Dynasty. Diameter: 3.5 in. = 93 mm. Weight: 70 g = 2 oz. Knob: 2-3 mm with a hole all the way through. Thickness - unusually thin: 1-2 mm. Mirror surface: nicely concave, with original polishing. The Guangxu Emperor (14 August 1871 14 November 1908), born Zaitian of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan, was the eleventh emperor of the Qing Dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China. His reign lasted from 1875 to 1908, but in practice he ruled, under Empress Dowager Cixi's influence, only from 1889 to 1898. He initiated the Hundred Days' Reform, but was abruptly stopped when Cixi launched a coup in 1898, after which he was put under house arrest until his death. His regal name means "glorious succession".
Condition: Well preserved, natural patina. Mirror surface: nicely concave, with original polishing.
Low Estimate: 5000;
High Estimate: 15000:
Original: Yes;
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