CHINA, bronze mirrors.
    Polished metal mirrors are at least as old as c. 500 BC and were made for use as late as the 19th century.  "Antiquarian" manufacture of older types for decoration, gifting, and collecting began at least as far back as the Song dynasty, meaning that there are 1000 year old "reproductions."

CM64) CHINA, HAN, c. 220 BC - 220 AD, mirror, 104mm, “all is vanity“ legend, scratches on back, maybe some artificial patina, VF $225.00 sold 6/26/2015
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CM30) CHINA, mirror, Han design with the "all is vanity" legend, 83mm, this is almost certainly later, 15-18th c?, XF+ but with some egregious enamel chips, $120.00 sold 6/15/2011
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CM89) CHINA, probably MING or later, c. 1500-1800?, mirror, 144mm, Han type with "all is vanity" legend, F $175.00 sold 4/21/2011
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CM15) CHINA, probably HAN, c. 200 BC - 200 AD, 110mm, 4.25 inches, animals, cleaned with a stylus, VF $85.00 sold 2/4/2008
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CM17) CHINA, HAN, c. 200 BC - 200 AD, 115mm, white metal, ancient square design with seal script legend.  I thought it was 100-150 years old, but an associate who knows better tells me it is certainly an original Han piece.  Bits of crust on back, heavy green patina on face, XF $175.00 sold
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CM83) CHINA, HAN-TANG, c. 200 BC - 800 AD, bronze mirror, 60mm, bull's eye pattern, nice surfaces, VF $95.00 sold 6/15/2011
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CM62) CHINA, TANG, c. 600-900 AD, 110mm, playing animals, F $125.00 sold 2/4/2008
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CM68) CHINA, TANG, c. 618-900 AD, mirror, 97mm, grapes & flowers, lots of silvering, superb, XF $575.00 sold
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CM724) CHINA, TANG Dynasty, c. 618-900 AD, bronze mirror, 112mm floral octalobe, 3 maidens, dragon, rat, artwork is not the best, VF $185.00 sold 4/16/2010
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CM72) CHINA, TANG Dynasty, c. 618-900 AD, bronze mirror, 99mm octalobe, 2 clouds, no loop, unpolished spirit mirror, tip of one petal missing, repaired with epoxy prosthetic, $24.00 sold 2/17/2010
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CM70) CHINA, SONG, 960-1280 AD, mirror, 115mm, groups of people in garden with tree, VF $350.00 sold 4/16/2010
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CM90) CHINA, SONG dynasty, c. 11-12th c., bronze mirror, 153mm hexalobe, illegible legend in cartouche, crusty patina, VG $145.00 sold 5/30/2013
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CM88) CHINA, MING, c. 1500, bronze mirror, 175mm, 6-petalled, pair of dragons, rather crude, crust was filed off on reflective side, $120.00 sold 1/5/2008
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CM87) CHINA, SONG-MING, c. 1000-1500, bronze mirror, 95mm diameter, floral elements in concentric circles, VG $130.00
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CM74) CHINA, MING?, 16-17th c., bronze mirror, 36mm, floral design, unpolished mirror side, funerary, VG $25.00 sold 6/15/2011
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CM81) CHINA, MING?, 16-17th c., bronze mirror, 110mm, women, children, vases, pagoda, etc., deep rim, loop is either broken or was cast incomplete, traces of epoxy repair, aVF $148.00 sold 8/28/2012
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CM18)CHINA, MING-QING, c. 1400-1900, 73mm, musicians & dancing children, Qing Xian (leisure).  Reflective side unfinished.  This is a burial piece to light the way to the underworld. Deep rim, high relief, $65.00 sold 3/1/2012
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CM25a) CHINA, probably QING, 18-19th c., 49mm, zodiac animals, probably a burial mirror to light the underworld. Small split on edge, tiny casting hole near loop, F $30.00 sold
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CM39) CHINA, MING-QING?, 56mm, knot, knife & scabbard, off center hanger, crude, VG $15.00 sold 10/25/2010
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276-12. CHINA, QING dynasty, 17-18th c., bronze mirror, 138mm, 6-petalled, imitation of Han square design, worn, lots of scratches, aG $55.00 sold 10/25/2010
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276-13. CHINA, QING dynasty, 17-18th c., bronze mirror, 143mm dia., looks like the "all is vanity" legend around center, 4x Xi (happiness) separated by sages & phoenixes around, crude F $121.00 sold 9/19/2010
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CM69) CHINA, QING, 1662-1911, mirror, 90mm, kids, dogs, birds, etc., crude VF $75.00 sold 10/24/2012
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CLQ73) CHINA, QING dynasty, 1662-1911, brass mirror, 53mm, Chang Ming Fu Gui, mirror side not finished, for funeral use or early 20th c. curio shop sale, aVF $36.00 sold
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CM65) CHINA, late 17th c.?, 48mm, Zhao Wu Tong Bao, (1678), seal script like S-1347, crude F $35.00 sold 2/19/2016
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CM47) CHINA, late QING, 19th c., 47mm, 4 fuzzy characters in dotted circle, crude F $15.00 sold
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CM48) CHINA, Late QING, 19th c., 42mm, Chang Ming Fu Gui (Long life good fortune), crude G $15.00 sold
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CM004) CHINA, QING, 19th c., brass "mirror," 57mm hexalobe with multicolor floral enamel inlay.  Nice decorative item.  Enamel is a bit crude, F $36.00 sold 3/6/2013
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CM005) CHINA, 122mm diameter with 100mm handle, ancient square-based design with seal script on handle, unfortunately I'm sure it's a modern concoction, "F" $25.00 sold 8/28/2012
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