This Antique Japanese Buddhist large temple bell set is a rare and exquisite piece of art that will add a touch of serenity to your home. The set comes complete with a stand, cushion, and striker, all made of Hinoki wood and finished in a beautiful red Urushi lacquer that has acquired a warm patina over its life. The stand features gold gilt accents that add to its elegance. The Tokugawa seal is repeated 35 times over the bell and stand, adding to its historical significance.
When struck, the bell produces a very long, warm, and soothing tone that will transport you to a peaceful state of mind. The hand-hammered workmanship shows care and craftsmanship, making it a unique and valuable piece of art. The design of flying dragons protecting the Tokugawa family crest on the bell adds to its beauty and legacy.
The striker is wrapped in doe skin that has developed its own unique patina over many years of loving use and display. The bell rides atop a silk cushion that helps accentuate the sound of the bell when struck. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history that will add to the beauty and serenity of your home.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: Overall 27″ High by 18 1/2″ Diameter