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Chinese Ritual Bronze Bell

Sketch of Bell
Antique Chinese Bronze Bell

Browsing the bookshelves at Ben Hame last week yielded a heavy, luxe edition of “The MacLean Collection – Chinese Ritual Bronzes”, and on page 145 I found this fascinating specimen.  The colors in the aging bronze ranged from lichen green to bright orange rust, and the dragons at the top seemed to be trying to scratch their own backs with their teeth.