Chinese? Cast Metal Bell

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by cc89, Jun 26, 2022.

  1. cc89

    cc89 Active Member

    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell me anything about this cast bell. I think its Chinese but maybe Japanese?


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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I must confess, I am much more interested in that Balinese beauty in the background. A quality carving, 1930s-40s, a stunner.:happy:
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  3. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    In my ignorance, I think Chinese on the cast bell...mainly because the Japanese have a reverence for the odd number, and there are 4 holes in the top and 8 fingers at the rim. The translation will tell the story...

    I've been wrong before, 'tho...I remember back in the 60's...:rolleyes:
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  4. cc89

    cc89 Active Member

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  5. cc89

    cc89 Active Member

    Thats some good detective work! Thanks for the help :D
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A good name, congratulations!
    Probably a family, with yours being by the master himself.
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  7. cc89

    cc89 Active Member

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  8. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Antique cast iron Chinese Bell (?) Google it and then find an online expert who (May/May Not) give you a freebie opinion.
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