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Japanese bronze temple bell

£175.00

A fine 18th century Japanese bronze temple bell, or “Bonsho”. The bell has a dragon’s head handle or “Ryuzu” and dimples and protrusions called “Nyu” which improves the resonance of the sound. The striking panels are bordered by “mei-burn” inscriptions telling the bell’s history .

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A fine 18th century Japanese bronze temple bell, or “Bonsho”. The bell has a dragon’s head handle or “Ryuzu” and dimples and protrusions called “Nyu” which improves the resonance of the sound. The striking panels are bordered by “mei-burn” inscriptions telling the bell’s history .

Temple bells were used to summon the monks to prayer and to differentiate between periods of time. Rather than containing a clapper, Bonsho are struck from the outside, using either a handheld mallet or suspended beam or piece of wood on ropes.This particular example has some elements of gilding to it and comes with a decorative wooden stand. An interesting and highly decorative item for any room.

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Dimensions

Height ( with stand) - 16.5 cm
Diameter of bell - 6 cm

Specifications

Item - Temple bell
Age - 18th Century
Material - Bronze
Origin - Japanese

Additional information

Age

18th Century

Material

Bronze

Origin

Japanese

Room

Collectables

SKU: 1530 CAB41 Category: