Large and heavy bronze temple bell (bonchō)
Price: € 1.500,00
Large and heavy bronze temple bell (bonchō). The bell has a nice patina with a light coarse surface. The bosses (chi) around the upper part of the bell that improve its resonance, are very well shaped.
The bell has decorative horizontal bands with in the centre the striking panel, a reinforced spot where the bell is struck, decorated with a Buddhist lotus motif.
Meiji period (1868-1912).
Bonshō (梵鐘, Buddhist bells), also known as tsurigane (釣り鐘, hanging bells) or ōgane (大鐘, great bells) are large bells found in Buddhist temples throughout Japan, used to summon the monks to prayer and to demarcate periods of time. (Wikipedia)
Size : H. : 52 cm dia 28,5 cm. Weight 17.3 kg.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.