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103d – Sonnette de table, de comptoir, d’hôtel, métal nickelé ou chromé, ancienne, ours
Cette magnifique sonnette, en fonte nickelé (ou chromé?) sans doute pour le support, et métal nickelé (ou chromé?) plus léger pour la partie sonnette est en très bon état (deux petits écrous arrière manquant dont un remplacé, tout petit jeu dans le rivet du support de sonnette), elle est fin XIXe.
Le mécanisme est en très bon état.
Hauteur totale 18,5 cm, diamètre socle 9,5 cm, hauteur ours 8,5 cm
La sonnerie très claire, qui s’obtient en faisant tourner l’écrou de devant, fait penser à une sonnerie 2 tons de vélo.
Le nickelage est usé par endroit, traces de rouille très superficielles. Il reste quelques très légères traces de peinture, ce qui donne à penser que cet ours a été peint en blanc.
Aucun choc.

Table bell for desk or hotel, chrome or nickel plated metal, old, in the shape of a bear
This beautiful bell, cast nickel (or chrome?) for the support figure. Lighter bell for the part is in very good condition (two small screws missing on the back, and a little play in the rivet support for the bell), from the late nineteenth century.
The mechanism is in very good condition.
Overall height 18.5 cm (7.4 in), base diameter 9.5 cm (3.8 in), 8.5 cm (3.4 in) height of the bear.
A clear ringing can be obtained by rotating the nut from the front, reminiscent of a two-tone bike bell.
The nickel plating is worn in places, very superficial rust. There are a few very slight traces of paint, which suggests that this bear was painted white.
No damage.

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103e – ANTIQUE METAL SERVANT/CALL BELL METAL WITH GLASS SETS A BEAUTY RARE
SERVANT/ CALL BELL ANTIQUE. APPROX.4 1/2 INCHES TALL, APPROX. 3 INCH ACROSS THE BOTTOM. GOOD CONDITION MAY WANT TO CLEAN A LITTLE. YOU TURN THE TOP AND IT MAKES A GENTLE RING, SOUNDS KIND OF LIKE AN OLD FASHION TELEPHONE RING. WORKS FINE. THIS IS A REAL BEAUTY WITH 15 GLASS SETS AND I SEE NO CHIPS, SEVERAL DIFFERENT COLORS.

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103f – Fantastic Victorian Solid Silver Table Servants Bell 1877 Twist Action Rare
A rare twist action Victorian silver table or servants bell. Hall marked silver construction with a decorative silver outer case with hall marks for Birmingham 1877 . Queens head hall mark. Makers mark S/S Smith & Son Strand London. Highly decorative with flowers leaves swirls and swags on the pierced outer silver shell. Twist action knob to top that makes the bell ring. Rare type of mechanism , normally found as push button types. Exceptional quality and decoration. In good working order and highly desirable. A great antique bell and a relic high society Victorian life. Approx Approx 3.75″ wide at base and 2.5″ high.

Note the hallmarks in the third picture, with one we may not have seen previously (second from the left).
From 1784 – 1890, British sterling silver items had to display a Duty Mark (to show that a tax had been paid to the crown) with the head of the reigning monarch, in this case Victoria.

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