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Large Bronze Bell

Auction:
2528B
Lot:
804
Sold for:
$3,081$2,600

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2528B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 03, 2010 9:00AM

Description:

Large Bronze Bell, China, Chenghua eighth year mark corresponding to year 1471, cast with a band of lappets above two wide bands of rectangular panels, with cast mark "Chenghua ba nian yue ri zao" to one panel, surmounted by arched handle with ruyi scroll ends, ht. approx. 26 1/2 in.

Provenance: John Holten, 1934.
Estimate $800-1,200

Malachite encrustation, loss to the top

Keywords

China, John Holten, Chinese art, Chinese ceramics, Chinese culture, Malachite, Ruyi

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