ancient china, chinese bronze mirrors

The Lasting Beauty of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

Chinese bronze mirrors have a 4,000-year history in China. Not until the later period of the Qing Dynasty were they gradually replaced by glass mirrors. Producing these mirrors was an art. The reverse sides were frequently cast with exquisite decorative motifs and Chinese calligraphy. Among the various metal-based inventions in ancient China, bronze mirrors have ...

Emma Lu

A Tang Dynasty bronze mirror.