Antique Bronze Buffalo Bell Burma

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From Burma, this outstanding mid-late 19th century trapezoidal shaped buffalo bell, known as hka-lauk, is cast in bronze with refined decoration on one side and bearing Burmese characters on both sides. It is rare to find Burmese inscriptions on buffalo bells. This is a particularly large and handsome bell with a beautiful patina. The level of craftsmanship is the best we have seen. 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 Asian antiques.

Dimensions
Height: 9cm, 3.5 in
Width: 11cm, 4.3 in
Weight: 646g (without stand)

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