Subject:Re: Chinese objects translation and age help
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Jun 20, 2019
I checked a little bit of the history of the said bell on the net. I founded the followings,
Until the WWII, Shitenno-ji's Shōtoku bell was the largest bell in the world. It was planned to cast in 1897 as a commemorative project 1300 years after the death of Prince Shōtoku. It was completed by 1903 weighting 17,7 tons, but it was melted down in 1942 according to the Metal Recovery Order.
Thereafter, I think that at least the two bell-shaped tablets could have been souvenir items to commemorate the finishment of the bell.