Large Antique Bronze Buffalo Bell Burma EBB88


Cast in bronze, this bell is a mid 19th century buffalo or cattle bell from Mandalay, Burma known as hka-lauk. It is decorated with a floral scrolling design on both sides as a line of Burmese script at the lip. The bronze has a lovely patina with some green oxidization. The ‘ears’ of the bell are well worn as is the clapper which appears to be original. This is a particularly large and heavy buffalo bell. It hangs from a quality custom built stand, which is included.

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In Burma, the tradition of blacksmithing has always been an honoured 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: 8.3cm, 3.3 in
Width: 10.5cm, 4.1 in
Weight: 495g, 17.5 oz (without stand)
Material: bronze
Period: 19th century

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