Early 19thc Burmese hand bell cast in bronze. This rare item has an inscription around the Cloche in a single band of text [to be translated] and has Lotus flower detail cast and engraved dedication into its form, The knop above this has traces of old red lacquer. The handle is engraved with folate decoration this in turn is surmonted by a stylised Peacock.The Peacock or Green Peafoul is called 'Daung' in Burmese, is one of the national animals of Burma. It is strongly associated with the Konbaung monarchy and the anti-colonial nationalist movements and thus is popularly seen as the symbol of the Burmese state. This wonderfull artiface has most likely originaly come from a monastery and would have been gifted by a wealthy patron. Good uncleaned patination and no damage. This is the only one of this form i have ever seen.
Size 41cm Tall
Price £1150 with free Uk/Eu Shipping by Courier.