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Lot 534 (Asian Art Discoveries Day 2 - Chinese Art, 22nd January 2021)

AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE TEMPLE BELL AND VESSEL SUSPENDED IN HARDWOOD FRAMES AND STANDS, QING

China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The temple bell and you vessel are decorated with key fret patterns, taotie motifs, and other archaistic designs, each suspended in a hardwood frame and stand skillfully executed in openwork with a Shòu character (Chinese for “longevity”) on top. (2)

Condition: Good condition with old wear, age cracks and chipping.
Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. A copy of an old black and white photo, dating to early 1930s, showing the collector’s cabinet, with the temple bell and vessel to either side, is accompanying this lot.

Weight: 3.3 kg in total
Dimensions: Height 62.7 cm each

A copy of an old black and white photo, dating to early 1930s, with the collector’s cabinet, and the present lot within, is accompanying this lot.


 

China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The temple bell and you vessel are decorated with key fret patterns, taotie motifs, and other archaistic designs, each suspended in a hardwood frame and stand skillfully executed in openwork with a Shòu character (Chinese for “longevity”) on top. (2)

Condition: Good condition with old wear, age cracks and chipping.
Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. A copy of an old black and white photo, dating to early 1930s, showing the collector’s cabinet, with the temple bell and vessel to either side, is accompanying this lot.

Weight: 3.3 kg in total
Dimensions: Height 62.7 cm each

A copy of an old black and white photo, dating to early 1930s, with the collector’s cabinet, and the present lot within, is accompanying this lot.

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