Antique Bronze Buffalo Bell Burma EBB90

$295.00

This charming trapezoidal shaped antique bronze bell is from Mandalay, Burma. Bells of this style were commonly worn by buffalo. Referred to as hka-lauk, it is decorated with a well worn traditional floral motif on one side.

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The bronze of this bell has a lovely aged patina and the ‘ears’ of the bell through which rope passed are worn to an extraordinary degree. The clapper also shows a high degree of wear –often the clappers of these old bells have been lost and replaced with new inferior alloy ones. The bell hangs from a quality custom built stand, which is included.

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 Southeast Asian antiques.

Characteristics
Width: 5.6cm, 2.2 in
Height: 5.8cm, 2.3 in
Weight: 206g, 7.3 oz (without stand)
Period: 19th century

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