WFE 24 A bell-shaped bronze mirror


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Song dynasty (960-1279)

cast in the shape of a bell with an angular handle at the top, with a loop handle with zig-zag opening and suspending a loose ring above a four-character sealmark reading Li dao renzao (Made by Daoist Li) and flanked by a low relief eight-character inscription highlighting the Daoist function of the mirror reading feijian sijing yizhuang errong. The bronze is patinated to a greenish brown colour
13,7 cm high

Provenance: The Ulrich Hausmann Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong
                      Kong, 'Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich
                      Hausmann', Hong Kong, 8 October 2014, Lot 3388

                      Collection of E. Kotanyi, Berlin, 1970's


               
      

 

Works of Art > Early Bronzes