Grape Mirror of the Tang Dynasty
Copper mirrors are generally bronze casting with high tin content. In ancient times, the earliest Shang Dynasty was used to sacrifice ritual ware appeared, in the Spring and Autumn warring States period to Qin are generally king and aristocrat can enjoy, to the end of the Western Han Dynasty bronze mirror slowly to the folk, is an indispensable living utensils. The bronze mirror is a treasure of ancient Chinese bronze art and cultural heritage.
Copper mirrors are round. Mirror near flat or slightly convex, thin mirror, this copper mirror diameter 7 cm. Smooth and smooth surface, complex and beautiful back lines, superb smelting technology.
Looking at the history of the development of ancient Chinese bronze mirrors, since the bronze mirrors appeared in China four thousand years ago, the bronze mirrors of each period reflect its early stage (Qi culture and Shang and Zhou bronze mirrors), popularity (Spring and Autumn and warring States bronze mirrors), heyday (Han Dynasty bronze mirrors), middle decline (three Kingdoms, Jin, Wei, Southern and Northern dynasties bronze mirrors), prosperity (Sui and Tang bronze mirrors), decline (five, ten, Song, Jin, Yuan bronze mirrors) and so on. Judging from its popularity, casting technology, artistic style and its achievements, the warring States period, the Han Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty were the three most important development periods.