Very large bell on stand

Price:  2.200,00

Exceptionally large (107.5 cm tall!!) alloy resting bell 銅鉢 (dôbachi) positioned atop a multi-tiered stand of corresponding grand dimensions.
The bell has a nice dark brown patina and a continual hammered motif around the body. When struck resonating a captivating long lasting warm sound.

Marked ‘Founder Zenryû’ 元祖善龍.

Resting on a purple and orange brocade silk pillow with a decorative tassel hanging at the bottom.
Placed on a red lacquered pedestal stand with gilded details raised by five curved feet.
In its turn, standing on a hexagonal base lacquered black and red with gilded cartouches.
Complete with matching large red lacquered bachi 撥 (striker) with a suede top.

It is in a very good original condition with some minor superficial traces of use. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Approx. sizes:
Total height 107.5 cm.
Resting bell:
Height 33.5 cm, Diameter 40 cm.
Weight 5.9 kg.
Pedestal stand:
Height 41 cm, Diameter 46 cm.
Height 30 cm, Diameter 58 cm.
Length 45.5 cm.

Period: Japan – Mid-Shôwa period (Mid-20th century).

A standing or resting bell is an inverted bell, supported from below with the rim uppermost. Such bells are normally bowl-shaped often played by striking, but some—known as singing bowls—may also be played by rotating a mallet around the outside rim. Struck bowls are used in some Buddhist religious practices for meditation and chanting. Struck and singing bowls are widely used for music making, meditation and relaxation, and personal spirituality. They have become popular with music therapists, sound healers and yoga practitioners.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : C1061 bg24


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