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Large Antique Bronze Elephant Bell Burma EBB91

$575.00

Skillfully decorated, this large bronze elephant bell is from Burma where it is referred to as chu. These distinct spherical bells cast in bronze were mostly worn by elephants to help locate them after being set free to forage in the jungle. The bell is incised with traditional floral motifs as well as the bird insignia and the maker’s name in Burmese characters on both sides. The bronze has a naturally aged patina with some green oxidization. The condition is excellent.

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A metal ball rolls around inside the bell and sounds against the bell wall with pleasant gentle notes. The bell is hung from a custom built stand. Authentic antique elephant bells from Burma of this quality are exceedingly difficult to locate nowadays.

Characteristics
Height: 11.5cm, 4.5 in
Diameter:  10cm, 4 in
Weight: 674g (without stand)
Height of stand: 32cm, 12.6 in
Material: bronze
Period: Early 19th century

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