Antique Bronze Buffalo Bell Burma EBB30


Known as hka-lauk this trapezoidal antique bell is a mid-late 19th century buffalo or cattle bell from Mandalay, Burma. Cast in bronze, it is decorated with a flowering vine design, which has been worn smooth in places; the result of rubbing against the chest of the animal. The bell has particularly well worn ‘ears’ where the rope passed that attached the bell. The bronze is relatively light in colour and has developed a very appealing patina with a green hue in places resulting from oxidization. The bell is hung from a custom built stand.

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In Burma, the tradition of blacksmithing has always been an honored occupation associated with courage, strength and integrity. The Burmese excelled at bronze casting using the lost wax method or cire perdue and their handsome decorated bronze bells have long attracted the interest of visitors to Burma and collectors of Southeast Asian antiques.

Height: 6cm, 2.4 in
Width: 7cm, 2.8 in
Weight: 190g (without stand)
Height of stand: 13cm, 5.2 in
Material: bronze
Period: 19th century

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