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halanb
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129 a – A JOHN MC COMBIE BRONZE OWL BELL
A JOHN MC COMBIE BRONZE OWL BELL, SIGNED AND DATED, EDITION OF 36 / 50,
135MM (5.3 IN) HEIGHT, HAVING A WONDERFUL MOUSE FORM CLANGER!!

Not often seen for sale and difficult to locate because of the relatively low edition sizes of John’s bells.
The least common of the bells we will see in this part.

Normally would sell in the $300+ range, but an alert buyer got a bargain.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180989355151

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129b – ALTE TISCHKLINGEL GLOCKE BRONZE RELIEF ~1900 KÖNIG-BILDNISSE
Alte Bronze Glocke/Tischklingel um 1900, schöne Arbeit, 737 Gramm, H 12,8 cm, weitester D 10,1 cm

OLD TABLE BELL BRONZE RELIEF ~ 1900, KING-PORTRAITS
Old bronze bell / desk bell c. 1900, nice work, 737 grams, H 12.8 cm (5 in), D 10.1 cm (4 in) at widest point

Another copy of the Czar Kolokol, in the smaller size, with gilt finish, and missing the cross (see Pic 4) at the top which is not uncommon. The cross is attached by a small screw that is easily broken.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370662363620?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

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129c – Antique Sterling Silver Figural Statue Dinner Calling Bell Iridescent Patina
AMAZING DINNER BELL OR CALLING BELL
SPANIARD FIGURINE AS THE HANDLE DRESSED IN FULL UNIFORM
AMAZING IRIDESCENT PATINA THAT ONLY COMES WITH LOTS OF AGE
NO DAMAGE TO NOTE! MAKES A WONDERFUL RINGING SOUND
HIGH RELIEF SCROLLING ON THE BODY OF THE BELL
STAMPED “G.B. 925” ALONG WITH 2 OTHER STAMPS I CANT MAKE OUT
WEIGHS A HEFTY 76.7 GRAMS
THE BASE OF THE BELL MEASURES 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER
WITH A HEIGHT OF 3 INCHES WHEN STANDING

I wouldn’t give much weight to the AMAZING IRIDESCENT PATINA since this is silver that tarnishes quickly. The pictures are fuzzy and it is hard to see the stamps. If the second mark is a rooster then I would think French, but I really do not know.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/271078541735?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

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