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A BRONZE TEMPLE BELL
MING DYNASTY, CHENGHUA PERIOD, DATED TO 1478
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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39
A BRONZE TEMPLE BELL
MING DYNASTY, CHENGHUA PERIOD, DATED TO 1478
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A BRONZE TEMPLE BELL
MING DYNASTY, CHENGHUA PERIOD, DATED TO 1478
heavily cast with slightly spreading sides flaring towards the base and surmounted by a pair of addorsed dragons, modelled with powerful extended front claws and open mouths revealing pointed fangs, the body cast in relief with two horizontal bands enclosing rectangular panels divided by vertical flanges, inscribed to the lower band with the nine-character inscription Chenghua shisi nian wuyue jiri (The auspicious day during the fourteenth year and fifth month of Chenghua), the opposite side inscribed with Shen Zhangzhi zhi feng (installed and dedicated by Zhangzhi), the metal patinated to a dark grey
32 cm, 12 1/2  in.
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