Mirror of the antiquity, is the meaning of big basin, its name is prison. < Said > said: "monitoring water in the Moon, when he saw the photos, is used as a mirror. "At the beginning of three generations, prison is made of tile, so ancient prison was the absence of Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji. When in the early Shang dynasty, began to cast copper, then Word also has pitched with the radical. The Shang and Zhou dynasties, bronze mirror, but still pass. During the Qin dynasty, began to cast bronze mirrors, mirrors for better than a lot, so after the Qin, no more water as a mirror. The Qin and Han dynasties, and more widely used, and production of more sophisticated. Its materials including gold, silver, copper, iron, copper, gold-plated silver, back bread, or inlay of gold and Silver metallic. Since the Sui and Tang dynasties, and shank, the Quartet, all kinds of patterns and everything. Until the end of the Ming dynasty, began to use glass as a mirror. After the emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty, glass began to Tai Hing in the civil. Until the early Republic of China, a small number of remote areas and copper for mirrors.