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A large inscribed bronze temple bell, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

Estimate
20 000 - 30 000 SEK
1 790 - 2 680 EUR
1 900 - 2 840 USD
Hammer price
26 000 SEK
Purchasing info
For condition report contact specialist
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
A large inscribed bronze temple bell, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

With inscription that can be translated to 'Made during the first month of the summer of the Xinchou year, Wangli period; installed by Zhuang Qin'. The date is corresponding to the year of 1601. The tall, domed body broadening at the rim, surmounted by a double-headed beast-form finial for suspension, the sides cast in high relief with a lappet band. One section bearing the inscription. Height 45.5 cm.

Provenance

Property of a private Swedish Collector, purchased in London in the 1960's.

Exhibitions

Compare with a bell sold at Bonhams, Fine Asian Works of Art, 21 Jun 2006, San Francisco. Lot 3198.

Compare also with a bronze bell in the British Museum, museum number
1989,0525.1.

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