Substantial set of Bronze “Butterfly and Chrysanthemum” Gong bells from Early Japan
Category: Buddhist Collection, Japanese and Asian Fine Interior Art, Japanese and Asian Garden Antiques
From Old Japan, a lovely and unusual early 20th century attached collection of five graduated large to small scale bronze gong bells engraved/ inlaid with hand painted “butterfly and chrysanthemum flower” decorations. This is a handcrafted group attached to a sturdy old cord for suspension and is accompanied with a fine hardwood striker. These unusual hand painted bells with their fine old original and attractive patina make this special string of bells an unusual opportunity and deserving consideration for your special indoor or garden space. Use striker to achieve a mellow gong sound, each one in harmonious order!
Complete five bell set on cord, 45″ in length.
Largest bell 6.5 inches diameter and 3 inches high ; Smallest bell 3.25 inches diameter. and 2 inches high
Provenance: The bells come from an old western Asian collection.