Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 137)
137d – LARGE HEAVY ANTIQUE BRASS BELL VICTORIAN LADY LEGS FEET
This is a genuine antique brass hand bell cast to represent a Victorian Lady. It probably is Victorian.
It is quite large,being 5ins/13cms tall and 3.5ins/9cms wide at base.
The brass is very thick and she weighs 700gms/1.5lbs.
She has legs and feet,which protrude below bottom of bell.
It has a very loud, resonant ring.
It is very well detailed and in perfect condition.[/size]
I would date is as early 20C, not Victorian. It may have been a Pearson Page bell, though it is not shown in their 1925 catalogue.
The figure is usually identified as Lucy Locket, from the nursery rhyme.
137e – Antique 18th / 19th Century Dutch bronze figural table bell
Antique 18th / 19th century Dutch figural bronze table bell.
An unusual and early bronze table bell.
It is certainly early 19th century and possibly a good deal earlier.
Great patina and age.
In good condition for its age.
I doubt this is anything earlier than late 19C. If a seller claims an earlier date, then ask how s/he knows.
It does have a particular Dutch/German appearance.
137f – Fine antique 18th / 19th Century Dutch bronze table bell
Antique 18th / 19th century Dutch bronze table bell.
An unsual, very fine and early bronze table bell.
It is certainly early 19th century and possibly and good deal earlier.
In good condition.
Same seller, same vacuous description, same ridiculous claim of age.
Pearson Page shows this bell in the 1925 catalog, and calls her the Goddess of Flowers. Well, maybe, but in any case that is how she is now identified. There were some lost wax versions of this bell that predate Pearson Page, but the pictures are so dark and of relatively low quality that I cannot determine if she is one of them.
The pictures of clappers for each bell appear identical, and I assume one is a mistake.