SOLD Antique Gothic Decor, Bronze Bell
It appears this artifact is not the Frenchman we thought he is. He is likely to be Garuda, specifically the Balinese deity. Garuda is a humanoid bird that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism.
Early 19th century.
An intriguing antique Gothic decor ornament that is a genuine 19th century France artifact. This bronze bell is a sculptural beauty, a sentimental chimera-like creature with shallow, minute etchings throughout its expressive body. Perhaps these photos will paint you its story. The more you gaze at it, the more you hear a story of love’s longing.
(Antique Gothic Decor, Bronze Bell)