Lot 1424 - 09 May 2017
May Antiques & Interiors Sale
A Chinese bronze bell (Zhong), possibly Ming dynasty, of elliptical section, with arched rims and flared sides, each side with three rows of high bosses around a panel of calligraphy and above a cast taotie mask, the handle set with a suspension loop and cast with bands of key pattern and stiff leaves, applied paper label to interior printed `Chinese Bell, B.C 431, W.R-S coll', 40.5cm high, later wood stand. Illustrated
One boss is lacking., leaving a hole. Some overall ware.Traces of gilding.