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