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2023 Convention

Omaha, Nebraska

June 26 – July 1, 2023

Omaha Marriott

10220 Regency Circle

Omaha, NE 68114

(402) 399-9000

 

Pink Faience Bell - Quimper Bagpipe

 

 

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This pale green crazed glass bell with a loop handle is 10″ tall and 8″ wide. The bell is hand painted with pink roses, green leaves and gold accents, enclosed in a gold paint diamond pattern on both front and back.

The bottom of the bell is painted green rim with gold paint dots around the top and bottom of the rim. Loop handle is also painted gold.

The clapper is a long glass bead suspended on twine. There are no marks or labels on the bell.

“I never met a bell collector who wasn’t a warm person. Other collectors follow a hobby for monetary reason, wanting to sell or trade. But the bell people are one group who admire, rather than being envious, of another’s good fortune in finding a special bell.”

Sidney Gelman

Florida