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179d – Antique 19C. Asian Chinese Gilt Bronze Table Bell w Figural Deity
Description : Antique Chinese gilt bronze table bell. It has a seated figural Deity on top of pagoda form bell.
Size : Measures 4″ tall by 3″ in diameter.
Age : 19th C.
Condition : Overall very nice condition with minor wear to the gilding!

We saw another of these bells in Part 177a above. In that case it was an obscure listing from Hungary with a very low Buy-It-Now price and someone snatched it up. In this case the listing was seen by many more viewers.

As often happens with the eBay bidding system, two bidders each decided “he had to have it.”
The “guarantee” was each submitting a very high bid in the last few seconds, with the result that one of the bidders wound up paying about twice what it is worth.