Temple bells

Collection Type

  • Musical instruments

Date

1900

GUSN

GUSN-19873

Description

Five graduated temple bells(1) w/ lacquered decoration and hammer(2) w/ red tassel; bells painted w/ black background and dragon of teal and gold; red cord connects bells together. Diameters (in inches) of bells in descending order: 8 1/2, 7, 6 1/2, 5, 4 1/4

Details

Descriptive Terms

bells (idiophones)
brass (alloy)
cord (fiber product)
painting (image-making)
hand-painted
lacquering
leather
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Orientalism
Brass
Leather
Cord
Painted
Lacquered
Dragon
Oriental
BELL

Inscription

Etched on side of hammer: [Chinese inscription?]

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Additional Identification Number

1998.224.1,2

People and Organizations

A.A. Vantine & Co.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Object Type

Sound Communication T&E

Dimensions

34 (H), 8.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.224.1-2

Places

New York state (United States)