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Lot 1513. A finely cast bronze bell, bo, Late Spring and  Autumn period, 6th–5th century BC; 8 7/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 56,250© Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

The bo is cast on each side with alternating bands of bosses formed by coiled serpents and bands of dense scrolls on either side of a field of smilar scrolls, all above a section of stylized dragon scroll. The top is surmounted by an inverted U-shaped handle supported on a pair of mythical beasts with backward-turned heads.

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25 September 2020, New York