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A large inscribed bronze temple bell, Dated Tianqi bingyin year, corresponding to 1626 | 明天啟丙寅年(1626年) 銅交龍鈕鐘

Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

A large inscribed bronze temple bell, Dated Tianqi bingyin year, corresponding to 1626 | 明天啟丙寅年(1626年) 銅交龍鈕鐘

A large inscribed bronze temple bell, Dated Tianqi bingyin year, corresponding to 1626 | 明天啟丙寅年(1626年) 銅交龍鈕鐘

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A large inscribed bronze temple bell

Dated Tianqi bingyin year, corresponding to 1626

明天啟丙寅年(1626年) 銅交龍鈕鐘


cast around the lower body with two inscriptions reading Tianqi bingyin nian mengqiu jiri dan (on the first day of the seventh month of the bingyin year of Tianqi) and Shanghai xian ershi baolongwangmiao dizi Lu Ziqing zhi (disciple Lu Ziqing commissioned [this bell] for the Dragon King Temples at the twentieth bao in the Shanghai county)

銘文:

天啟丙寅年孟秋吉日旦 上海縣二十保龍王廟弟子陸子清置

皇圖永固 帝道遐昌 道日增輝 法輪常轉


Height 14⅞ in., 38 cm

There are two cracks both measuring approx. 6 cm that have been filled and restored. The surface of the bell has extensive oxidation. There are small minor chips and losses to the finial. Overall with other minor wear and bruises to the surface, consistent with age and use.


見兩處裂經修補,均約6公分長。表面鏽蝕,鈕見少許微細小失。整體表面見微細磨痕及碰痕,與年代及使用相符。


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Christie's New York, 16th September 1998, lot 263.


紐約佳士得1998年9月16日,編號263