19thC Bronze Buffalo Bell Burma EBB85


This antique buffalo bell from Burma, known as hka-lauk, is cast in bronze with refined decoration at the base. The bell is trapezoidal in shape and is a particularly large example of its kind. The level of craftsmanship is very high and the bronze has developed an attractive patina. The bell is hung from a custom built stand.

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In Burma, the tradition of blacksmithing has always been an honoured 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.

Height: 8.3cm, 3.3 in
Width: 10.5cm, 4.1 in
Weight: 495g, 17.5 oz (without stand)
Material: bronze
Period: 19th century

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