THE MIRRORS ON THIS PAGE ARE ALL ANTIQUE OR ANCIENT

Across the world, many cultures, included the bronze age and iron age peoples of Europe, have used sacred mirrors, made of metal or sometimes polished stone. In Central Asia mirrors have a long association with shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. They are used to bless objects and people, used for healing and divination, and also serve as houses for spirits, and as protective armour for the shaman. They are seen as connecting with the very centre of everything - from where all things manifest.

All of the mirrors on this page are old, some of them are ancient. Some have been used by shamans, others are the type of mirrors shamans used but may not have been used by shamans during their life. Their condition varies, but all of them are true collectors pieces and they will continue to grow in value.

For more information about mirrors you may wish to read this article.


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MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A01)

  

Price: £320 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: 100-200 years approx
Diameter: 97mm approx

An authentic, Mongolian cast, bronze Shaman's mirror in very good condition.

This would have been made specifically for a shaman, and has been a working shaman's mirror. Mirrors like this are getting rarer to find nowadays.


QING DYNASTY COPPER-RICH BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A02)

 

Price: £265 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 150-300 years approx
Diameter: 85mm approx

An attractive copper-rich bronze mirror in an ancient style. The colour has an unusual reddish tone, as the bronze has a slightly higher copper content.



QING DYNASTY SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A03)

 

Price: £255 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 150-300 years approx
Diameter: 63mm approx

An unusual small mirror with a tinned surface to both sides. The mirror is very tactile and has a lovely feel to it. It is in very good condition with lots of its original polished face. Ideal for shamanism and would be a very good mirror for mirror gazing work.


QING DYNASTY BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A04)

Price: £195 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: 150-250 years approx
Diameter: 73mm approx

An attractive bronze mirror with an unusual shape.The front of the mirror is tinned and the back of the mirror has a four coin design.



LATE QING DYNASTY OR EARLY REPUBLIC PERIOD BRONZE MIRROR IN BOX (Item No. Mirror A05)

 

Price: £175 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: 120-700 years approx
Diameter: 68mm approx

An attractive bronze mirror in an original box. Probably made in the early C20th. The mirror is in excellent condition, well cast and with a reflective tinned surface. At some point - probably early on in its history - an extra suspension hole has been carefully drilled near the rim of the mirror.

A very attractive mirror, ideal for shamanic work.


TANG DYNASTY BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A06)

 

Price: £295 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: 1300-1100 years approx
Diameter: 80mm approx

A beautiful example of an ancient Tang Dynasty mirror. The mirror is in a good uncorroded condition, with some original polished surface, giving a dull reflection.


TANG DYNASTY BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A07)

 

Price: £255 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: 1300-1100 years approx
Diameter: 100mm approx

A beautiful example of an ancient Tang Dynasty mirror. The mirror is in a corroded condition, as is to be expected of a mirror this old, but it has traces of it's original reflective surface.



TANG DYNASTY OR POSSIBLY LATER BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A08)

 

Price: £295 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: 1300-1100 [or possibly 200-400] years approx
Diameter: 95mm approx

A beautiful example of an ancient Tang Dynasty mirror. The mirror is in a good, non-corroded condition with a good polished face. The mirror is in excellent condition, really perhaps too good for it to be Tang, and I suspect it might be later copy, probabaly dating to Qing Dynasty, being around 300 years old, rather than over 1000. A very nice mirror, and very suitable for shamanic use.



TANG DYNASTY BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A09)


Price: £295 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: 1300-1100 years approx
Diameter: 75mm approx

A beautiful example of an ancient Tang Dynasty mirror. The on the back, but is  mirror has some corrosion but is generally in good conditon.


EARLY QING DYNASTY FOUR HAPPINESS BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A10)

Price: £325 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 250-400 years approx
Diameter: 182mm approx

An attractive bronze shaman's mirror in the sought after 'four happiness' design.


QING DYNASTY FOUR HAPPINESS BRONZE RITUAL MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A11)

Price: £165 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 150-300 years approx
Diameter: 180mm approx

A large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror with eight trigram design. The mirror is quite light despite it's size and is good condition, with much of it's reflective face intact under the dirt.

This mirror was originally made as for ritual use, and it is suitable for being worn on the chest, or placed on an altar as a dedicated altar mirror.


VERY LARGE QING DYNASTY FOUR HAPPINESS BRONZE RITUAL MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A12)

Price: £165 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 100-200 years approx
Diameter: 250mm approx

An unusually large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror with central trigrams. The mirror is in generally good condition.

This large mirror was originally made as for ritual use, and it is suitable for being worn on the chest, or placed on an altar as a dedicated altar mirror.


QING DYNASTY FOUR HAPPINESS BRONZE RITUAL MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A13)

Price: £145 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 150-300 years approx
Diameter: 184mm approx

A very large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror. The mirror is in generally good condition, but it has a small hole hear the centre. The origin of this hole is unknown, whehter it was an original casting mistake or is a result of ancient damge. The mirror is old - no doubnt with a good tale or two to tell - and the hole causes no structural problems at all.

It is suitable for being worn on the chest, or placed on an altar as a dedicated altar mirror.


QING DYNASTY SHAMAN'S FOUR HAPPINESS MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A14)

Price: £385 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 150-350 years approx
Diameter: 162mm approx

An very fine example of a larger than average Qing dynasty shaman's 'Four Happiness' mirror. A very nice example, perfect for shamanism.


QING DYNASTY BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A15)

Price: £165 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 100-200 years approx
Diameter: 220mm approx

A very large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror. The mirror is in generally good condition, but it has a small, very old crack in its rim. This crack is not very large. It do not effect the mirrors use, or its structral strength, and they are not likely to get any larger over time. There is also a small dent in the mirror, pushing the front out slightly in a small area. Both the crack and the dent are old damge.

This large mirror was originally made as for ritual use, and it is suitable for being worn on the chest, or placed on an altar as a dedicated altar mirror.