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A cast-iron singing bowl- Kangxi mark & period-1716

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1800: Item # 1318190

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Singing bowl from a Taoist temple, Shanxi province. The inscription reads that it was made during Kangxi's 56 year of reign (1716) in the ninth month. Except for the beaded rim there it is undecorated. Superficial oxidation on the outside, accumulation of dirt on the inside. Very clear and long sound. The three holes are typical for both cast-iron singing bowls as well as bells. It must have something to do with the sound characteristics of the material. Dim.: diameter 21cm, height 12,5cm.