Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 197)
197a – VERY COLLECTABLE RARE BEAUTIFUL HEAVY BRASS WITH YOUNG MAN (BOY) HANDLE BELL
.and . VERY COLLECTABLE RARE BEAUTIFUL HEAVY BRASS WITH YOUNG LADY (GIRL) HANDLE BELL
IT IS ALMOST 500 gr AND IS 17 Cm (6.6″)
Two similar bells, sold separately, with similar descriptions.
Rather oddly shaped for figural bells.
197b – RARE vintage brass table lady bell Jester Clown on horse 4.25″ LEG Clappers
Stamped Made in England. Very good condition and complete with leg clappers.
Overall size is approximately 10.5 cm tall X 7 cm wide.
We’ve seen this bell previously. They always sell at a relatively high price.
Seems like a strange design to have (two left) leg clappers, usually found only on lady bells.
197c – ANTIQUE SILVER PLATE ART NOUVEAU DESK BELL CHERUBS TISCHGLOCKE JUGENDSTIL ENGEL
You bid on an antique solid silver plate brass desk bell with solid figural pewter handle.
The handle shows a greek philosopher and the bell is decorated with cherubs holding a flower garland.
It was made in Germany around 1910 in a very good quality, comparable to items of WMF or Kayser.
It has its original clapper and produces a strong bright sound.
The bell is in very good used condition, just normal traces of use and the silver plating has been worn off on the elevated areas.
The bell stands 215mm (8.5″) tall and weighs 480 grams.
My favorite bell of today’s group.
197d – Antique mechanical desk bell, “Gruss aus West Afrika”
This is a very rare mechanical bell – pressing the button on the base will cause the man to rotate and ring the bell /gong. Germany was in control of Cameroon (spelled Kamerun on the sign to the left of the woman on the face of the gong) . Germany controlled Ambasbay and Victoria (Cameroon) from 1887 to 1916. Mechanically the bell still works. It’s just under 12 inches high, 8 inches wide, and 5 inches deep.
197e – French Flint Glass Bell OWL figural, with Snake and Skull
Late in the nineteenth century, French glass artisans created a series of flint glass bells that are both rare and highly sought today.
Our flint glass bell features an enameled metal handle (probably pewter) in the shape of an owl, standing on human bones, in company of snakes. The clapper within bell is cleverly coordinated with the animal handle: here it is a skull, held by a snake. Dimensions: please see pictures. The glass body of this flint bell is blown, with tiny bubles in the colored amethyst material. No mark on. Speculation has it that they were produced by the Baccarat factory in Lorraine but nothing conclusive has yet been found to confirm this. These highly desirable bell will make a lucky man in the collector’s market, welcome to him.
Condition is very fresh in color, fast no wear. I Mention that Owl is ONE EYED.
197f – Antique glass, enamel & bronze black boy & banjo table bell.
Antique glass, enamel & cold painted bronze table bell, made circa 1900 possibly in Austria.
The handle is in the form of a black boy doing a hand stand upon a circular enamel roundel.
The bell’s gilt metal clapper in the form of a banjo with 4 individual strings.
The bell measures 10cm high.