Mr. Henri Hoppenot (1891-1977) and Mrs. Henri Hoppenot, Paris, France. 
Sale, Paris, Binoche et Godeau, Succession Hoppenot, April 9, 1991, lot 101. 
J. J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art, New York. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from J.J. Lally & Co., New York. 
 See invoice from J.J. Lally dated March 2, 1993, copy in object file.
 See note 1.
 See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file.
 See note 3.
- Previous Owner(s)
Binoche et Godeau
J. J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art
Henri Hoppenot 1891 - 1977
Although bronze mirrors with decorated backs and polished reflecting surfaces have existed since the late second millennium B.C.E. in China, the height of mirror production was reached a thousand years later. The large smooth T-shapes, floral elements, and finely textured curls on the back of this mirror represent one of the most popular and elegant designs from the late first millennium B.C.E. This mirror is the first ancient Chinese bronze mirror in the Sackler Gallery's permanent collection.
- Published References
- Jenny F. So Emma C. Bunker. Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier. Exh. cat. Seattle, 1995. p. 147.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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