18th C. Chinese Imperial Bronze Temple Bell
Antique Chinese Imperial bronze temple bell cast with double headed dragon design to top. Shape originated from the Shang & Chow Dynasty, (1766-255 B.C.). Ovoid body has archaic spiked embellishment. Calligraphy to front and back which translates to "a great treasure for eternity" and "a vessel for good luck and long life." 18th century. Bell measures 15" height (38.1cm). Stand measures 21" height (53.3cm).