Antique Bronze Elephant Bell Burma EBB86

Known in Burma as chu, this curious sphere is a 19th century decorated elephant bell from Burma cast in quality bronze. The bell is incised with traditional floral motifs as well as the maker’s name in Burmese characters. The bronze has an oxidized patina and scratches and minor dents are present, consistent with age and use. Authentic antique elephant bells from Burma are scarce nowadays.

A metal ball rolls around inside the bell and sounds against the bell wall making pleasant gentle notes. The bell is hung from a custom built stand.

Height:  11cm, 4.25 in
Circumference:  25cm, 9.5 in
Weight: 318g (without stand)
Height of stand: 30cm, 11.8 in
Material: bronze
Period: 19th Century

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