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Ancient Chinese Square Bronze Mirror of Earth or Moon Mirror 16cm - 6.30 " - BM07

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Ancient Chinese Square Bronze Mirror of Earth or Moon Mirror 16cm - 6.30 "

* Measures and characteristics:
Measurements: 16x16cm - 6.30x6.30 "
Thickness approx: 8mm
Weight approx: 882g
Manufacturing Origin: China
Provenance: Former owner collector United Kingdom.
State: Old but good conservation, except for areas of oxidized patina with natural crystallization of malachite and some erosion in one of the edges with loss of part of a pair of corners.
Antiquity: unknown, but style of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907C), although possibly it was manufactured between the XVIII-XIX centuries.

In the center what could be a pierced lion to serve as a gripping element. At each corner there is a hunting scene, showing horsemen on horseback between a wild boar, deer, rabbit and a beast, all accompanied by various floral motifs.

Originally, the mirrors were mostly plated to allow for a highly reflective surface. To achieve such a brilliant color the artisan added more tin to the bronze alloy. On average, Tang mirrors are made of a bronze that is made up of 69% copper, 25% tin and 5.3% lead.

When human sacrifices dedicated to the Sun were realized the Chinese used a round mirror in the light of the bonfire and a square mirror to the ceremony of the moon, called "moon mirror". Some have other medicinal properties that are related to geomancy or have an exorcism function. In Tang poetry, the symbolism of the mirror is very present: it is traditionally considered a gateway to another world. It is also said that the round mirrors are related to the sky and the stars and the squares with the earth and the earthly.

You can check in detail the status in the photos, if you need more photos can be sent.

Any questions we are, happy to help!

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_ * NOTE: *** Articles of a value greater than $199, shipping is by express courier to minimize the possibility of loss or excessive delay in delivery. Delivery time anywhere in the world will be from four to six working days, provided they do not have delay by customs, something that is inevitable and unpredictable. We need a phone number.***
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* _ Store Policies Vintagecollection888 _ *

Welcome to our shop.

*** Payment: Paypal and Credit Cards.

*** Shipping: by "Correos Spain" within 2 days maximum payment has been made. It will send the tracking number. To express delivery, is necessary a phone number for the carrier.

_ * Combined Shipping: From the second article is a discount on shipping.

_ * Average delivery times:
__ ** Spain: 1-2 weeks (normally 4-7 days)
__ ** Europe: 1-4 weeks (normally 6-14 days)
__ ** Rest of the world: 2-6 weeks. (normally to USA 10-21 days, rest 15-25 days)

___*If the delivery are with Ordinary International Express Mail by Correos Spain the delivery time take about 10-12 days.

__ * __ Once past 2-3 weeks if the order has not been delivered, please remind me to proceed with a claim to the post office. Once completed the maximum delivery time will proceed to refund the money or resend a new article.

* - * If you can not accept the delivery deadlines, please select the express delivery, Please contact with us or not make the purchase *_*

_ * Customs charges, if any, to the purchaser.

*** Refunds & Returns:
14 day money back under the same conditions sent after receiving the item. Once verified the correct state of the article is reimbursed the money.
Return shipping costs be paid by the buyer

*** Other Policies and FAQs:
Do not hesitate to contact us, we are at your disposal.
Ancient Chinese Square Bronze Mirror of Earth or Moon Mirror 16cm - 6.30 "

* Measures and characteristics:
Measurements: 16x16cm - 6.30x6.30 "
Thickness approx: 8mm
Weight approx: 882g
Manufacturing Origin: China
Provenance: Former owner collector United Kingdom.
State: Old but good conservation, except for areas of oxidized patina with natural crystallization of malachite and some erosion in one of the edges with loss of part of a pair of corners.
Antiquity: unknown, but style of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907C), although possibly it was manufactured between the XVIII-XIX centuries.

In the center what could be a pierced lion to serve as a gripping element. At each corner there is a hunting scene, showing horsemen on horseback between a wild boar, deer, rabbit and a beast, all accompanied by various floral motifs.

Originally, the mirrors were mostly plated to allow for a highly reflective surface. To achieve such a brilliant color the artisan added more tin to the bronze alloy. On average, Tang mirrors are made of a bronze that is made up of 69% copper, 25% tin and 5.3% lead.

When human sacrifices dedicated to the Sun were realized the Chinese used a round mirror in the light of the bonfire and a square mirror to the ceremony of the moon, called "moon mirror". Some have other medicinal properties that are related to geomancy or have an exorcism function. In Tang poetry, the symbolism of the mirror is very present: it is traditionally considered a gateway to another world. It is also said that the round mirrors are related to the sky and the stars and the squares with the earth and the earthly.

You can check in detail the status in the photos, if you need more photos can be sent.

Any questions we are, happy to help!

★★★ Other antiques and Chinese arts ★★★
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Vintagecollection888?ref=listing-shop2-all-items-count§ion_id=17009234

★★★ The Shop ★★★
https://vintagecollection888.etsy.com

_ * NOTE: *** Articles of a value greater than $199, shipping is by express courier to minimize the possibility of loss or excessive delay in delivery. Delivery time anywhere in the world will be from four to six working days, provided they do not have delay by customs, something that is inevitable and unpredictable. We need a phone number.***
************************************************************************
* _ Store Policies Vintagecollection888 _ *

Welcome to our shop.

*** Payment: Paypal and Credit Cards.

*** Shipping: by "Correos Spain" within 2 days maximum payment has been made. It will send the tracking number. To express delivery, is necessary a phone number for the carrier.

_ * Combined Shipping: From the second article is a discount on shipping.

_ * Average delivery times:
__ ** Spain: 1-2 weeks (normally 4-7 days)
__ ** Europe: 1-4 weeks (normally 6-14 days)
__ ** Rest of the world: 2-6 weeks. (normally to USA 10-21 days, rest 15-25 days)

___*If the delivery are with Ordinary International Express Mail by Correos Spain the delivery time take about 10-12 days.

__ * __ Once past 2-3 weeks if the order has not been delivered, please remind me to proceed with a claim to the post office. Once completed the maximum delivery time will proceed to refund the money or resend a new article.

* - * If you can not accept the delivery deadlines, please select the express delivery, Please contact with us or not make the purchase *_*

_ * Customs charges, if any, to the purchaser.

*** Refunds & Returns:
14 day money back under the same conditions sent after receiving the item. Once verified the correct state of the article is reimbursed the money.
Return shipping costs be paid by the buyer

*** Other Policies and FAQs:
Do not hesitate to contact us, we are at your disposal.

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★If you can not accept the delivery deadlines, please select the express delivery, please contact with us or not make the purchase.
★Returns: Shipping costs are never refunded. Shipping costs for return will be paid by the buyer. In case that the customs generate some expense by the refund will be deducted of the amount to return. Please, Follow the instructions that we will give you at the time of requesting the return.
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Measurement method (very important)
Measure the widest place in the palm of your hand, just like in the image.
62-66 MM palm, fits bracelet of 50-52 mm inner diameter
66-70 MM palm, fits bracelet of 52-54 mm inner diameter
70-74 MM palm, fits bracelet 54-56 mm inside diameter
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More than 82MM fits above 60MM inside diameter of the bracelet

Ancient Chinese Square Bronze Mirror of Earth or Moon Mirror 16cm - 6.30 " - BM07

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Bronze, Bronce, chinese antique
  • Feedback: 308 reviews
  • Favorited by: 134 people
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