04-23-2013 04-23-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2647B Boston
April 23, 2013 2:00PMCalender
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Pair of Bronze Yoke Bells

$1,476$1,200
Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2647B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 23, 2013 2:00PM

Description:

Pair of Bronze Yoke Bells, China, possibly Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC), each with pierced round top supported by a tapered rectangular base, with verdigris throughout, ht. 4 7/8 in.

Provenance: Acquired by an American missionary working in Japan during the late 1940s.

Note: No technical examination done. Similar to the pair on display in Gallery 207 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (accession # 1986.232.1).
Estimate $2,000-3,000

with corrosions


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Keywords

China, Japan, Metropolitan Museum of Art