Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 131)
I did not encounter that many top quality bells this week, but there is always something.
131a – 1990 National Shrine of “OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS”
Ceramic bell from the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville IL.
It is in new condition. It measures 5 in. tall & 3.5 in.diameter.
With Christmas approaching, you may wish to search for bells of that season.
I have encountered bells from 1990 – 1993. There may be others, and they are relatively easy to find.
1991 – 1992 – 1993
Without doubt, the bargain of the week.
131b – French Table Dinner Figural Lady China Bell Made in France Normandie mrkd 1970/1
This is a 7” tall china bell in the shape of a lady figure. It appears to be hand painted. Has a Quimper look but not so marked. Marked on the inside with “FRANCE” and the numbers 1970/1. I’m assuming that this is a date? The front of the bell at the bottom of the dress is marked “NORMANDIE”. The ceramic ball clapper is attached to a bar on the inside of the bell with a gold braided string. The piece is in very nice condition. I see one small nick on her cap and another on the backside at the bottom of the dress. Both of these look like the surface of the glaze is popped off.
Attractive lady figurine bell, but outside my normal area,
so I do not feel qualified to offer any comments.
131c – Vintage 1955 Stoermer bell & brass foundry, Kitchener Ont., building badge, BEVER
VINTAGE BUILDING BADGE FOR THE STOERMER BELL & BRASS FOUNDRY, KITCHENER ONT., CANADA 1955. HAS A BEVER ON TOP OF SHIELD. ITEM IS APPROX. 3″ X 4″. ITEM IS BRASS OR BRONZE. NOT SURE. IN GREAT CONDITION. HAS A STUD OUT OF BACK APPROX. 1 1/2″ . COMPANY NO LONGER IN BUSINESS. BOUGHT OUT BY CINCINNATI, OHIO CO.
A bell-related item of interest to those who collect in that area.
Stoermer made church, school, and fire bells.
Note: If you wish to include a “search word” in the title and description to attract interest,
it might help to spell BEAVER correctly.