The bronze mirror was originally used by the ancients to decorate the living things. Nowadays, the bronze mirror, with its unique artistic charm, condenses culture, verifies history, creates wealth and edifies sentiment, has become an ancient artwork invested and collected by people.
[collection name]: bronze mirror * Wu Hu Xue Ji
[Specification]: diameter: 10.5cm, weight: 372g
[transaction method]: Auction
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The invention and use of bronze is a great leap in the history of human civilization. As an important symbol of the advanced productive forces at that time, Xia, Shang and Zhou were called "brilliant Bronze Age" in China. After the spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period, bronze ware declined gradually and was replaced by more advanced productivity representative iron ware. However, the manufacture and use of bronze mirrors did not decline because of the decline of bronze ware. On the contrary, they witnessed unprecedented prosperity and development. It can be said that bronze mirrors are independent and self-contained in the large family of bronze culture, or the continuation of bronze culture. Ancient bronze mirror appeared in the early Bronze Age, until the appearance of mercury glass mirror in Qing Dynasty, which made it out of the practical field; however, its cultural and historical value attracted more and more people to study and collect. The casting technology, copper quality, ornamentation and inscriptions of the bronze mirrors of the past dynasties all reflect the specific background of the times and reflect the politics, economy, religion, literature, art and customs of the time.
Bronze mirrors first appeared in the Shang Dynasty, most of which were sacrificial ritual vessels. From the spring and Autumn period to the Warring States period to the Qin Dynasty, they were generally enjoyed by kings and nobles. At the end of the Western Han Dynasty, bronze mirrors gradually went to the people, and they were indispensable tools for people's daily life. When ancient women married, bronze mirror was an essential dowry. On the day of marriage, the bride had to bow down to the bronze mirror and the jade line to pray for peace, and to pray for children.
Bronze mirror is a brilliant treasure in ancient Chinese bronze art. Chinese bronze mirror is famous for its "elaborate decoration and exquisite production". The bronze mirror art of each dynasty and each generation has been created. It is simple, nimble, gorgeous, simple and elegant, and the production process is different. Tianyuan is a symbol of fullness, integrity, auspiciousness, beauty and abundance in ancient China. In Chinese, reunion and completeness are auspicious words. Therefore, the circular mirror has always been an important form of copper mirror. Generally, it is made of bronze with high tin content. The bright side is a mirror, and the center of the reverse side is equipped with a button to wear a belt for hand holding. Most of them have patterns and inscriptions, which have strong characteristics of the times.
Ancient bronze mirror not only has high cultural relic value, academic value and artistic value, but also has huge appreciation space and investment potential.