A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743

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Lot 2102
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN' BELL, BIANZHONG
Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743

Sold for US$ 607,500 inc. premium
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN' BELL, BIANZHONG
Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
Finely-cast in concave cylindrical form, the flat top surmounted by a pair of addorsed dragons, intricately worked with scaled, arched backs in crouched positions, the large heads with ferocious expressions and mouths agape to reveal pointed fangs, the concave sides crisply cast with a pair of writhing dragons with intricately rendered scales, striding amidst clouds above a band of rolling waves, the dragons separated by vertical rectangular cartouches, one enclosing an incised dated reign mark reading Qianlong ba nian zhi, the other with two characters in high relief reading ruibin, all between a band of formalized cloud wisps and eight circular striking discs around the base.
8 1/4in (21cm) high
14 lbs 7oz (6.545kg) weight

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Property of Gale and Donald Sturdevant, Los Gatos, California

    清乾隆 銅鎏金交龍鈕雲龍趕珠紋「蕤賓」編鐘 《乾隆八年製》款
    銅鑄鎏金編鐘,器身呈鼓墩形,平頂飾有立雕拱背交龍鈕,雙龍長角利爪,瞪目張口,龍鱗細密,器腹飾海水祥雲雙龍戲珠,一面鑄有陽文「蕤賓」二字款帶,另一面鑄有陰刻文「乾隆八年製」,器身下部有八枚滿月形平頭音乳,用以擊打,間以祥雲紋飾,下口平齊。

    高:21cm
    重量:6.545千克
    估價:$600,000-1,000,000美金
    來源:蓋爾及唐納德∙斯圖德文特伉儷收藏, 加利福尼亞州, 洛斯蓋圖斯
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A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE RITUAL 'RUIBIN'  BELL, BIANZHONG Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743
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