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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 648

    A BRONZE BELL AND A VAJRA

    TIBET, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE BELL AND A VAJRA
    TIBET, 17TH CENTURY
    The bell is cast to the handle with a gilt deity, inset with turquoise, below a four-pronged vajra, all above the bell decorated with Buddhist emblems within beaded garlands. The vajra is cast to the central section with lotus friezes centred by a rounded knob.
    The largest, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property from a Private Swiss Collection.
    Gallerie Koller, Zurich, 16 May 1987, lot 25.