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hjlong
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Garry,
This is a modern souvenir bell. I’ve seen them for sale in gift shops in Brussels and Waterloo, Belgium. It is a figurine of Napoleon and the skirt of the bell commerates his famous battles. This bell is manufactured in a 2 piece mold. Older versions have a heavier bell with the clapper cast into the bell rather than attached by a steel eye bolt. The oldest versions are heavy, cast by lost wax method and have an open filigree skirt and have a bust of Napoleon or Wellington as their handle.
Harry Long, MD