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hjlong
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This is a small Chinese Gong. By its appearance it was probably imported in the 1920s or 1930s as more modern ones are brass with less deep engraving. The patina suggests that yours may be bronze rather than brass. These were usually hung in a scroll work Teak Wood Frame and served as a servant call bell.
Harry Long, MD