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maxkurillo
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Holly,This bell is 2 1/4′ dia x 2″high, not including the bird. Around the bottom lip, of the bell not the bird, are the words MISSION INN. The bell was made by using one of the patterns developed by Mrs. Forbes. I have hundreds of her documents, pictures,and casting molds, nowhere are figurines of animals found. The only figurines she made were Fr. Serra, St. Francis, Gold Rush Man, California Woman, all concering the subject of California history. I have a Frobes bell, same size as the parrot bell, named CONESTOGA with a horses head, what a story the seller made up all most 500 words long, and they stuck to it. Now that would be another subject, the tall tales of bells, at another time. Best wishes, Max Kurillo