Authentic ancient Chinese, Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), silvery bronze mirror of square form decorated in floral sprays pattern, set with a central knob for a silk cord suspension. The reverse of the mirror is with traces of a fabric pattern impression on the silvered background, in which the mirror was wrapped over one thousand year ago. (Please see the close up picture). DIMENSIONS: 14.3 cm x 13.8 cm (5 5/8 in x 5 3/8 in). WEIGHT: 216.7 grams. CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing its age and usage with beautiful grey patina with mottled green spots, usual chipping on the rim, otherwise intact. REFERENCES: 1. Chinese Bronze Mirrors by Roger Keverne. 2. Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China by Donald H. Graham. 3. Circles of reflection: the Carter collection of Chinese bronze mirrors. 4. Masterpieces of Chinese Bronze Mirrors in the National Palace Museum, published by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
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