Antique Bronze Elephant Bell Yunnan EBB66


From Yunnan, Southern China, this spherical antique elephant bell is a rare find, much coveted by collectors. This well worn bell would have hung from the neck of a young elephant and bears the face of a protective spirit thought to ward off misfortune. The bronze has a beautifully worn, smooth patina. The loop to which the rope was attached is exceptionally worn. 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.

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Elephants have been an integral part of life for the indigenous peoples of Southern China for thousands of years and there is still a small population of elephants in Yunnan today.

Height: 8cm, 3.2 in
Diameter: 6cm, 2.4 in
Weight: 193g (without stand)
Height of stand: 25m, 9.8 in
Material: bronze
Period: early 19th century

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