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Mirror (Eight Lobe)

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Mirror (Eight Lobe), n. d.
Bronze
4 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 1/16 in. (11.4 cm x 11.4 cm x 0.2 cm)


Object Type: Decorative Arts
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen K. Powell
Accession Number: 0294


Commentary
A fine example but in poor condition.

Marks
Label: Sung Sin Siang March '47, Powell #38.

Medium
Cast bronze with a silvered surface.

Object Description
Eight-lobed mirror of the kuihua variety, with a small, low domed boss. The decorated side consists of two fields: the inner field has a phoenix or dragon motif, and the outer field is decorated with alternating birds (viewed from the side) with butterflies and flowers. Each lobe contains a floral design.

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