BRONZE MIRRORS - 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.

in Shamanism they are used to bless objects and people, used for healing and dreaming, 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.

Mirrors can be washed in vodka as a gift to their spirit, and also as a way to clean them - using vodka like this is a bit like smudging them in smoke (which can also be done). Old mirrors can be cleaned and polished if you wish (this is a personal taste thing - personally I like to see their age). Electric toothbrushes and hot water are excellent for cleaning away dirt and lose surface corrosion as they are not powerful enough to damage the mirror but powerful enough to remove lose material. After that you could use a metal polish if you wish, but that is totally a matter of personal taste. For more information about mirrors you may wish to read this article.

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WESTERN CHINESE FOUR FISH BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 01)


Price: £95 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Western China or Inner Mongolia
Age: Unknown, but not likely to have any great age
Diameter: 69mm approx

A rather unusual mirror which has been cast in a village or small foundary and therefore has a rather attractive rustic charm. it is decorated with four fishes and is in an ancient style dating back around 1500-2000 years, but there is no evidence that it is ancient and is likely to have been made in the last 100 years. It is a nice size and in good condition, making it an ideal mirror for shamanic practice.


ANCIENT TANG OR SONG DYNASTY MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 02)

Price: £260 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: 800-1200 years approx
Diameter: 92mm approx

A well made, simply decorated, original ancient mirror. It is well cast, and shows good signs of its original reflective surface.

A very nice mirror with a long history, suitable for shamanic practice.


FOUR HAPPINESS BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 03)

Price: £65 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: Unknown, but not likely to have any great age
Diameter: 78mm approx

A nice, smaller sized 'Four Happiness' mirror. Although of no great age, it would make an ideal first mirror.


QING DYNASTY BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 04)


Price: £260 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 100-200 years approx
Diameter: 229mm approx

A very large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror. The mirror is in generally good condition, but it has two small, very old cracks in its rim. These cracks are not very large, and have been there a long time. They do not effect the mirrors use, or its structral strength, and they are not likely to get any larger over time.

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 BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 05)


Price: £220 (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.


INLAYED BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 06)


Price: £95(including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: Probably with little age
Diameter: 169mm approx

A fairly large mirror in a style dating back over 2,000 years, although this mirror is probably mid to late C20th. It is a rather unusual mirror, being inlayed on the back, in what appears to be some form of hard plaster-like material. The mirror is in good condition although it has some corrosion.

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


EARLY QING DYNASTY SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 07)

Price: £355 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 200-300 years approx
Diameter: 112mm approx

An absolute classic example of a Siberian shaman's 'Four Happiness' mirror.


MING DYNASTY SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 08)

Price: £385 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 450-600 years approx
Diameter: 114mm approx

An old example of a Ming dynasty Siberian shaman's 'Four Happiness' mirror. The mirror was cleaned many, many years ago, so it has less patina than would normally be found on such an old mirror. It is a very nice example.


TANG DYNASTY SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 09)

Price: £185 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 1100-1500 years approx
Diameter: 105mm approx

An old example of an old Tang dynasty shaman's mirror. The mirror is sound but corroded, but it would be possible to clean it if you wished to.


ANCIENT TANG OR SONG DYNASTY MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 10)

Price: £225 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Inner Mongolia
Age: 800-1200 years approx
Diameter: 80mm approx

A well made, simply decorated, original ancient mirror. It is well cast, and shows signs of is original reflective surface.

A very nice mirror with a long history, suitable for shamanic practice.


ANCIENT MING DYNASTY MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 11)

Price: £185 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Inner Mongolia
Age: 400-600 years approx
Diameter: 68mm approx

A well made, simply decorated, original ancient mirror. It is well cast and in good solid condition, but shows signs of age with some stable surface corrosion.

A very nice mirror with a long history, suitable for shamanic practice.


QING DYNASTY MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 12)

Price: £175 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Inner Mongolia
Age: 100-200 years approx
Diameter: 89mm approx

A well made, decorated, original ancient mirror with zoomorphic decoration on the back. The mirror is in good condition.

A very nice mirror with a long history, suitable for shamanic practice.


HAN DYNASTY STYLE BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 13)

Price: £35 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: unknown - probably with little age
Diameter: 90mm approx

This mirror, in a style around 2,000 years old has a decorative back and would be suitable for use as a chest mirror for shamanic practice.3


SMALL FOUR HAPPINESS MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 14)

Price: £28 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: unknown - probably with little age
Diameter: 47mm approx

This simple mirror is made has Manchu letters on the back in a style generally called a 'Four Happiness Mirror.'

It has a small hole in the central boss at the back, making a small loop, so you can hang it from a cord, with easily bent and twisted together copper wire, is a handy tip to use with mirrors with small holes such as this one.


SMALL MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S FOUR HAPPINESS MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 15)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Inner Mongolia or China
Age: unknown - possibly with a little age
Diameter: 44mm approx

This simple mirror is made of brass and has Manchu letters on the back in a style generally called a 'Four Happiness Mirror.'

The mirror is in good condition.


BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC STYLE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 16)

Price: £65 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Inner Mongolia or China
Age: unknown - probably not with any great age
Diameter: 74mm approx

An attractive mirror in an early style with a zoomorphic design of two beasts (possibly tigers or mythological animals).

A simple, honest and attractive mirror suitable for ritual use.


BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 17)

Price: £35 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Inner Mongolia or China
Age: unknown - probably not with any great age
Diameter: 60mm approx

An mirror in an early style. The mirror is fairly well cast. It is of no age but has a green patina that is probably artificial, but it is still an attractive mirror suitable for ritual use. If it was my mirror I would remove the green patination with metal polish.


BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 18)

Price: £18 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Inner Mongolia or China
Age: unknown - probably of no age
Diameter: 65mm approx

An mirror in an early style. The mirror is of no age, but has a green patina that is probably artificial. It has a blister of corrosion on the front which could be removed if required.

If it was my mirror I would remove the green patination and the blister.


SMALL ZOOMORPHIC BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 19)

Price: £25 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Inner Mongolia or China
Age: unknown - probably not with any great age
Diameter: 46mm approx

An mirror in an early Han or Tang Dynasty style. The mirror is of no age but has a green patina that is probably artificial, but it is still an attractive mirror suitable for ritual use. If it was my mirror I would remove the green patination with metal polish.


LARGE TANG DYNASTY STYLE BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror 20)

Price: £75 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: unknown - probably with little age
Diameter: 138mm approx

A large, attractive, well made mirror in a style that dates back to around the Tang Dynasty of Chinese history (618–907 CE). Although the mirror is an ancient style, it's condition is too good for it to be that old, and the quality of the casting not as high as the ancient mirrors, so I suspect this one was made during the C20th or maybe a little before.

It is in very good condition, with a very small amount of corrosion here and there and a good reflective surface although with a few scratches on it. Areas of it have gilding, but this is unlikely to be real gold

A very attractive and usable for ritual use or display.


NEW SMALL MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. New Toli 01)

Price: £21 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Diameter: 50mm approx

A newly made, brass shaman's mirror from Mongolia. Simple mirrors like this are used by student shamans and also given to people who are being healed by shamans, to aid in the heaiing. They are an ideal first mirror.'

Available with a Silver (polished steel), copper or bronze face. Please specify which you require when you order


NEW MEDIUM MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. New Toli 02)

Price: £25 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Diameter: 64mm approx

A newly made, brass shaman's mirror from Mongolia. Simple mirrors like this are used by student shamans and also given to people who are being healed by shamans, to aid in the heaiing. They are an ideal first mirror.'

Available with a Silver (polished steel), (Copper and Bronze face sold out)


NEW LARGE MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. New Toli 03)

Price: £29 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Diameter: 85mm approx

A newly made, brass shaman's mirror from Mongolia. Simple mirrors like this are used by student shamans and also given to people who are being healed by shamans, to aid in the heaiing. They are an ideal first mirror.'

Available with a Silver face (Copper and bronze faces sold out)


NEW EXTRA LARGE MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. New Toli 04)

Price: £35 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Diameter: 95mm approx

A newly made, brass shaman's mirror from Mongolia. Simple mirrors like this are used by student shamans and also given to people who are being healed by shamans, to aid in the heaiing. They are an ideal first mirror.'

Available with a copper face. (polished steel and bronze are sold out at this time),


SMALL TIBETAN BUDDHIST MIRROR AMULET (Item No. New Melong 01)

Price: £15 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: New
Diameter: 45mm approx

A newly made, small brass Tibetan Buddhist mirror (melong). Small melong like this are worn around the neck as a form of protection. Ideal as an amulet.


TIBETAN BUDDHIST MIRROR (Item No. New Melong 02)

Price: £20 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia or Tibet
Age: New
Diameter: 50mm approx

A newly made, brass Tibetan Buddhist mirror (melong). Buddhist shamans use mirrors like Siberian shamans do, and they are also used by Buddhists as objects to be put on altars, or used in meditation. Small melong are also often worn around the neck as a form of protection.


SMALL TIBETAN BUDDHIST MIRROR (Item No. New Melong 03)

Price: £16 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia or Tibet
Age: New
Diameter: 43mm approx

A newly made, brass Tibetan Buddhist mirror (melong). Buddhist shamans use mirrors like Siberian shamans do, and they are also used by Buddhists as objects to be put on altars, or used in meditation. Small melong are also often worn around the neck as a form of protection.