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176a – RARE! PYROGENE A SONNETTE EN BRONZE? SONNETTE DE TABLE?
POIDS 553g H/ 11,5cm 9,5cm sur 8,5cm
OBJET METTANT EN SCENE UN SINGE FORGERON EN BRONZE,
MANQUE POUSSOIR POUR ACTIONNER LA SONNETTE DANS LES PATTES DU SINGE.
LE TABLIER SERVANT DE GRATTE ALLUMETTES?
TRES BEL OBJET DE VITRINE ET DE COLLECTION

RARE! MATCH HOLDER BRONZE BELL? TABLE BELL?
WEIGHT 553g, SIZE 11.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 8.5 cm
A MONKEY BLACKSMITH SCENE IN BRONZE
MISSING THE BELL PUSH BETWEEN THE MONKEY’S PAWS.
CONTAINER FOR FREE MATCHES?
BEAUTIFUL OBJECT FOR SHOWCASE OR COLLECTION.

Always some confusion as to just what the monkey is doing. The large tub looks like a mortar, in which case he would have been grinding something. Other activities have been suggested, though the idea of a blacksmith or a match holder are new to me.

This is sort of a project piece, in need of restoration. The seller mentions the missing plunger shaft between the monkey’s paws. It should screw on to the shaft at the bottom of the mortar in Pic 3. The small tub on the right side is an inkwell, which should have a porcelain ink cup. The bell mechanism, Pic 4, is hanging crookedly for some reason.

The pictures below show two of these bells in slightly different trim, and a related monkey-turtle that uses the same plunge bell mechanism.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310693421442?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_201wt_948

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176b – Petit bronze doré XIX éme – Araignée sonnette de table
Trés rare objet en bronze faisant office de sonnette de table ou de chevet;
le dessous se dévise et dégage un petit trou pour laisser passer un fil électrique.
Longueur: 6 cm

Small gilt bronze XIX century – Spider table bell
Very rare bronze object acting as a bedside or table bell push.
The bottom has a small hole to allow an electric wire to pass thorough.
Length: 6 cm (2.4 in)

We have seen a similar hanging bell push previously. The seller mentions it could be used on a bedside table.
I am not sure I would like to wake up in the middle of the night, want to call a servant for a drink of water, and encounter that object. 😕

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141007635454?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_45wt_948

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176c – Tischklingel tischglocke mit engel puttin datiert 1895 top zustand versilbert
Hier bieten sie auf makelloses und traumhaftens stück!datiert mit 24 dez 1895!
Die tischklingel ist ca 17 cm hoch und funktioniert natürlich.
Und zwar durch drehen an knopf im Mittelpunkt der klingel.
Das Motiv ist ein engel mit floralen Verzierungen.
Die Oberfläche dürfte sehr massiv versilbert sein.

Table bell table bell with putto angel, dated 1895, top condition, silver
Here is offered a flawless and beautiful item! Dated 24 Dec 1895!
The table bell is about 17 cm high and of course works.
Activated by turning the knob at the center of the bell.
The subject is an angel with floral ornaments.
The surface should be solid silver.

Another German seller, lousy pictures, only local sales, no PayPal offered,
so once again the item sells for a fraction of its normal value.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/221248136691?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_45wt_1068

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