Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 153)
I shall begin with these two bells, and get them out of the way.
They are somewhat strange, in a pattern that I have not seen previously,
nor have several other collectors who specialize in lady figurine bells.
They seem to be brass and with some age. If you use the eBay Zoom
feature to inspect the face and hands, the casting quality is not the best.
I assume they were purchased more for novelty value than artistic merit.
153a – Wonderful Antique Brass Bell Lady in Dress Figurine Heavy Cast Bell!!
This a fantastic and heavy lady bell!!
This lovely lady is 4 1/2″ tall!!
Pics 1, 4 and 5 show the bell now offered.
Pic 2 is a similar bell that sold today on French eBay.
Pic 3 is a Pearson Page bell called The Lady Deane in their 1925 catalog.
The bell in Pic 2, from French eBay, sold earlier today for $169.
153b – Wonderful Antique Brass Bell Fighting Lady with Sword and Shield RARE!!
This a fantastic and heavy bell!!
This beauty is 5 1/4″ tall and the condition is very nice and the sword is slightly bent forward.
(With the sword in her right hand and the scabbard on her right hip,
it seems to me likely that she would slice something off trying to insert it.)
153c – Trés belle sonnette de table, cloche bronze
Very beautiful table bell, bronze bell
No other information listed about the bell, but we recognize it as one of the several
Hemony bells that have a knight figure for the handle. Usually about 6″ tall.
Decent quality, probably one of the older ones, perhaps by Pearson Page,
with an attractive red-brown patina and an attractive sale price.