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Chinese Ming Dynasty Celadon Glazed Porcelain Ritual Dragon Bell


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1700: Item # 1332182
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Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644) ritual dragon bell covered overall with a fine celadon glaze that extends down and stops neatly at the unglazed scalloped edge. The unglazed tips are burnt orange-brown from firing. Fine incised details are visible in the body behind the glaze. A double-dragon handle is at the top. The interior is fully glazed. There are no crackles evident in the glaze. Circa 14th/15th century. 4 1/8” high x 3 ¼” diameter at the base. Very good overall condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. The current owners purchased the piece in Oregon in 1978 from the collection of an American missionary to China prior to the Japanese occupation. She subsequently opened an antique shop in Oregon (see copy of business card and original invoice).