Re: Re: cone head bell
While researching another bell for Holly, I came across this bell!
Page 109, of Donna S Baker’s “Collectible Bells” 1998. She depicts 4 variations of this bell style, of which this is the ‘simplified Chinese version”. Apparently they are to represent one of; Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, or Mary Queen of Scots. Apparently there is no definitive agreement of which it is.
The others are more ‘realistic’ with some sort of square headdress and a fluffy collar and the sleeves with 3 bulgy mounds on each side.
She doesn’t value them very high at only a ten-spot or two.
Now we Know!