Re: Re: LADY BELLS WITH LEGS FOR CLAPPERS
I have a reproduction of this figurine bell but it has a very different face, similar but different head piece, and less detail on the pockets. This was in my mother’s collection and I would say she probably bought it in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Her notes say:
Brass figurine reproduction. Made in Taiwan. Heavy. Quite good deatil. $6.50.
My mother’s bell is 4.25″ high and the diameter of the skirt is 2″ wide and is slightly oval. It is shiny on the inside and the clapper is modern. It has a regular ball-shaped clapper. It is not marked “Taiwan” but it is possible that she picked it up on a trip to the orient in the ’80s. I, too, wish I knew more about this bell!
I did look to see if this bell was among those in Rita Walker’s talk on figurine bells given at the fall NECABA meeting but it was not.