Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 174)
Back to the real world after our trip to the bell stratosphere last week.
174a – TRENCH ART LARGE HEAVY & UNUSUAL BELL/ASHTRAY/CANDLESTICK HOLDER ? STAMPED.
A LARGE PIECE OF UNUSUAL TRENCH ART ( I THINK.) IT WEIGHS 1263 GRMS AND STANDS APPROX 7 INCH HIGH AND THE BASE IS 16 INCH ROUND. IT HAS A STAMP ON IT WHICH I HAVE SHOWN IN PHOTOS IT COULD BE A CANDLESTICK HOLDER/ASHTRAY/BELL WHICH HAS A CLAPPER ON EACH SIDE ( MAYBE OFF A GUN.) THE BELL HAS A BEAUTIFUL TONE MAY HAVE BEEN USED IN A HOTEL RECEPTION. THE TOP PART WHICH LOOKS LIKE AN ASHTRAY IS A BIT BENT AROUND THE TOP. IT ALL TAKES APART AND THE ARMS THAT THE CANDLE HOLDERS AND BELL CLAPPERS ARE ON ROTATES AROUND.
British diamond mark shows a registration date of 22 Feb 1879, so nothing to do with WW1 trench art.
This is a British pub bell, with a match holder and striker at the top, a service bell with two side-snaps, and an ashtray for the base. I have never seen one previously with candle holders.
Very surprised that there was only one bidder. Often these sell for $100+.
174b – Vintage 1930’s CHRISTOFLE France Silver Plate Art Deco DINNER TABLE BELL
This auction is for a vintage 1930’s Christofle France Silver Plate Dinner or Table Bell.
Art Deco style. It measures: 2 3/4″ high. This Bell is in okay condition.
One side is fine, but the other side has tiny pit dots and there are pit dots on the interior of the bell.
Pleasing Art Deco design of a tea bell. Fairly common, but still collectible. Would pair well with the USA Chase Mfg. chrome plated bells of the same period.
174c – LOVELY ANTIQUE VICTORIAN NOVELTY ELKINGTON SILVER PLATE TABLE / SHOP BELL C1890
GOOD CONDITION, GREAT QUALITY, NICE CLEAR ELKINGTON MARKS,
MEASURES 3 1/2 INCHES HIGH, NICE NOVELTY ITEM.
Evangelist bells in this size are fairly common. Better ones have open work, lesser ones have solid castings on the bases. Less common to find one in silver plate. Seller says c. 1890, which is correct. The Elkington marks are for the range 1865 – 1897, and the letter mark “C” denotes 1888.