[Guangzhou Dehong] After the establishment of the Western Zhou Dynasty, the rulers formulated a whole set of ritual system for the consolidation of their own rule, stipulating the difference in the level of strictness. Due to the strengthening of the ritual system, some utensils used for rituals and feasts were given special meaning and become the embodiment of ritual system. This is the “hidden ritual”, and these artifacts are called bronze rituals. There are many varieties of bronze rituals, which are divided into pots, utensils, wine vessels, water vessels, musical instruments and miscellaneous utensils. The craftsmanship is exquisite. It is a typical representative of ancient Chinese bronze wares and has immeasurable collection value.
Recently, Guangzhou Dehong Company has the honor to collect Mr. Li’s bronze chime, which is 11.6cm high and weighs 223.26g. The clock is an ancient percussion instrument, which is a ritual instrument. It is popular in the Western Zhou Dynasty. The two corners of the bell mouth are “milling”, the bell and the lips are “于”, the clock top is “dance”, and the dance has the handle as the “甬钟”. The button is “button clock”. The shape of the collection is a tile-shaped bell body with a thick cavity, a slightly curved arc, a concave arc, a flat dance, and a button on the dance for hanging. It is a button clock, with excellent workmanship, clear music, and clear sound. It is beautifully decorated with a sense of mystery and charm. Inscriptions are engraved on the bell body, leaving valuable text materials for the moment. The archaeological research value is high and extremely precious.
This collection is an important part of the bronze chimes. It has a long history and has been eroded by the ages. It has natural green rust spots and a light patina, and its historical charm is strong. The craftsmanship is exquisite, the casting is regular, the shape, the grain, the word, the sound and so on are all in one. It requires the craftsman to have a very high level of craftsmanship to be cast, which shows that the craft value is high. The whole collection combines historical value, cultural value and artistic value, and is well preserved. It shows the superb skills of bronze making in the Spring and Autumn Period. It is a collection of bronze musical instruments, which has a high investment collection value.
During the Western Zhou Dynasty, Zhou Gongdan made a courtesy, and when he was holding rituals, banquets, marriages, funerals and funerals, he slammed bronze objects and made a sound of joy. This kind of utensil is a musical instrument. The chime is a large percussion instrument that rises in the Western Zhou Dynasty and flourishes in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States to the Qin and Han Dynasties. The bells are cast in bronze and are arranged in a sequence of pitches in a sequence of pitches of different sizes. They are hung on a huge clock frame with a T-shaped wooden hammer and a long rod to play the music. Because of the different tones of each clock, you can play beautiful music with reasonable hits. The sounding principle of the chime is generally: the chime of the bell is small, the pitch is high, and the volume is small; the bell body is large, the pitch is low, and the volume is also large, so the size and shape of the casting have an important influence on the chime.
The Bronze Age is the most popular period of chimes. Chime is not only a musical instrument, but also represents power and status. It is a symbolic ritual. In the ancient times, the prominent aristocrats, whether in the holding of sacrifices, or in various ceremonies, as well as daily banquets and entertainment, Zhongle is indispensable. At the moment, the bronze market is booming and prices are rising. As a member of the bronze ware, the bronze bell is exquisite in craftsmanship, unique in shape, beautiful in appearance and rich in tone. It has become a favorite target for collectors, and the market prospect is very clear. If you want to collect Mr. Li’s bronze chime, please call Guangzhou Dehong Company for more details.