Japanese Meiji period buddhist temple bell with gold splash design, of typical form crafted in bronze with raised bordered design bosses. The bell typically made without a clapper. To the top a later fitted hanging strap with the bell having evidence of a red painted design.
Lot Notes: Bonshō (Japanese: 梵鐘 Buddhist bells), also known as tsurigane (釣り鐘, hanging bells) or ōgane (大鐘, great bells) are found in Buddhist temples throughout the country of Japan. Used to summon the monks to prayer and to demarcate periods of time. Rather than containing a clapper, bonshō are struck from the outside, using either a handheld mallet or a beam suspended on ropes.
Condition: Very Good, age related wear.
Measurements: 16.5cm H x 13.3cm W/D