Used as ahousehold necessity for dressing by the ancient Chinese people, these bronze mirrors were mostly unearthed from ancient tombs, while some are kept as heirlooms. Our ancestors started to use bronze mirrors in as early as the 11th century B. During theWarring States Period, bronze mirrors prevailed among the populace.The front side of themirrors, after being polished, glistens while the backside is embellished with single layered ordouble layered patterns, among which the commonly seen are thus- of animal faces, flowersand leaves, dragons and phoenixes. During the Western flan Period, the bronze mirrors used tobe relatively thick and heavy. Most of the decorative patterns were of geometrical forms, supernatural figures, or fowls and animals, accompanied by inscriptions of only three or fourcharacters with such meanings as "eternal love", "never to forget", "wealth for ever" and "everlasting happiness".
The content frequently dealt with common wellwishings. During theSong and Yuan Dynasties the bronze mirrors appeared in all shapes: round, rectangular, rhomboidal, octagonal, and those with a handle. Since the Qing Dynasty, however, the bronzemirror has gradually given way to the glass mirror. If you received a broken item, please keep all the packaging materials, take photos and send to us, We will solve the problem for you! This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques".
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