Weight: 249g diameter: 11.27cm
Weight: 181.2g diameter: 9.91cm
Number: YSWHZLFW - 6090
The bronze mirror first appeared as a sacrificial vessel in ancient times. From the spring and autumn period to the warring states period to the qin dynasty, it was generally enjoyed by Kings and nobles. It is well made, beautiful in form, magnificent in pattern and rich in inscriptions.
To the han dynasty, due to a large number of daily needs, coupled with the rapid economic prosperity after the middle of the western han dynasty, bronze mirror production produced a qualitative leap. The bronze mirror is made of fine technology, heavy texture, and rich and diverse inscriptions and patterns on the back of the mirror. After the tang and song dynasties, the two peaks of development, to the Ming and qing dynasties, with the birth of modern glass, bronze mirror gradually faded out of the stage of history.
This bronze mirror as a historical relic, in addition to artistic value and ornamental value, its economic value is also very considerable. Nowadays, as the object of study and collection by the majority of enthusiasts, bronze mirror is valued by many people. However, as an integral part of Chinese civilization, bronze mirror radiates the light of art, but it will always remain in the memory of our nation.
Bronze mirror itself is a kind of arts and crafts, the back of the mirror is generally cast is exquisite decorative or text, these decorative design modelling and inscriptions, tend to concentrate in the historical period of the social ideology and aesthetic temperament and interest, it made careful, reflected the high technical level of the production process, but also has the very high artistic value.
The bronze mirror is an ancient tool made of bronze and an exquisite handicraft. At present, the earliest bronze mirror found was unearthed in the tomb of qijia culture around 4000 years ago. It had a shiny mirror with a bridge knob in the center of the back and no ornamentation. Bronze mirrors are generally cast in bronze with high tin content. In ancient times, the early shang dynasty was used for sacrificial vessels. From the spring and autumn period to the warring states period to the qin dynasty, they were generally enjoyed by Kings and nobles. It is well made, beautiful in form, magnificent in pattern and rich in inscriptions.