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hjlong3
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Garry,
This bell was probably made in France in the early Victorian era about 1850. I have one with an insert with a painted panel of the cathedral of Lourdes. Many called them a Slave Call Bell as they were common in New Orleans in the mid to late 1800s. These are fairly common, but they are much older than you think. This is a beautiful bell.
Harry Long, MD