Re: Re: Peasent bell
I had a closer look at the striker for this one.
If it is a replacement, it’s a very old one and well done.
The mass of metal looks like a clump of waste brass, I wonder if they simply ran out of legs and substituted for this one?
The only written reference I have found for this one is in Donna Baker’s “more collectible bells” 1999. Unfortunately she only shows the front and back view, not the clanger/striker. She suggests that it is thought to be Korean and made from bullet casings. She thinks they were made by peasants, so a blob striker makes sense. Would they take the time and trouble to make legs for it?
Perhaps yours is the replacement or unusual version while mine is more standard?
Just a thought.