March 14, 2015 10:00 EDT

Asian Arts

 
 

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A rare and important Chinese gilt bronze ritual bell, Bianzhong
qianlong period

of slightly flattened barrel form, surmounted by a cloud-form handle flanked by two arches and above a smaller square handle, cast to body with four vertical panels, the two at sides showing dragons and the two above striking areas displaying blank cartouches above lotus bases and framed with lingzhi, topmost horizontal band centered by phoenix and dragon turtle verso, five lower horizontal bands alternate rows of raised bosses and flames or waves corresponding to the phoenix or dragon turtle sides respectively, the flat top showing two phoenix and two cranes among clouds.

H: 11 in., 28 cm

Provenance: Property of a Southwest Collection
Acquired in China, 1900, thence by family descent
For an identical example, but missing striking discs, see Sotheby's Paris Lot 43, June 9, 2010

*This lot is a premium lot. Please contact the department or Client Services for pre-registration form and policies.*

Sold for $725,000
Estimated at $100,000 - $150,000


 

of slightly flattened barrel form, surmounted by a cloud-form handle flanked by two arches and above a smaller square handle, cast to body with four vertical panels, the two at sides showing dragons and the two above striking areas displaying blank cartouches above lotus bases and framed with lingzhi, topmost horizontal band centered by phoenix and dragon turtle verso, five lower horizontal bands alternate rows of raised bosses and flames or waves corresponding to the phoenix or dragon turtle sides respectively, the flat top showing two phoenix and two cranes among clouds.

H: 11 in., 28 cm

Provenance: Property of a Southwest Collection
Acquired in China, 1900, thence by family descent
For an identical example, but missing striking discs, see Sotheby's Paris Lot 43, June 9, 2010

*This lot is a premium lot. Please contact the department or Client Services for pre-registration form and policies.*

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