model / bell
Porcelain model of a bell with double dragon handle on the top. There is incised and underglaze slip decoration round the sides of the bell, six raised bands ringing the bell, and a key-fret panel just below the shoulder.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 163 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Model of a bell with double dragon handle
The function of this porcelain bell is unclear. It may have been made as a curiosity for a scholar’s desk. Chinese bells have no clappers and produce notes by being struck on the outside in different places with a hammer.
Porcelain with incised decoration and transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1735–95
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Object reference number: RRC38815
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