Chinese gilt-bronze bell sells for $482,500 to asian buyer

This top lot of the Doyle New York's asian works of art sold for a staggering $482,500, well above the $6,000-9,000 estimate!

Bearing a Kangxi cast mark and measuring 11 1/2 inches in height, the Chinese gilt-bronze bell was decorated in a pattern of horizontal tribands and raised knobs divided by four vertical columns of characters, with an inscribed interior.