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halanb
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203a – BRASS BELL unusual model
Unusual BRASS BELL suitable for anyone that does not want to lift the bell to ring as it has a rounded base that you just have to to rock to sound the bell maybe in bed ???? …aprox size 6 inches high x 3-1/2 diam…in excellent condition with a good loud ring tone.

“you just have to to rock to sound the bell maybe in bed”
Might work that way in a waterbed?

Clearly the seller does not know what is being offered for sale.
This is a model of a buoy bell, where the rocking is provided by wave action.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310829643089?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_122wt_948

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203b – Antique VTG Bronze Brass NAPOLEAN Bell Collectors Estate MAN MALE FIGURAL BellAntique VTG Bronze Brass NAPOLEAN Bell Collectors Estate MAN MALE FIGURAL Bell
THIS BELL IS IN USED VINTAGE OR ANTIQUE CONDITION.
MATERIAL: EITHER BRASS, BRONZE OR SOME OTHER KIND OF METAL THAT A MAGNET DOES NOT STICK TO.
APPROXIMATE HEIGHT: 4 1/2 “
APPROXIMATE WIDTH: 2 3/4″
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 7 OZ

I doubt that the figure on the handle was intended to portray Napoleon.
Furthermore, I suspect that it was a marriage. Compare the low quality casting of the figure with the high quality casting of the base. The interior of the bell has a substantial wear groove. The clapper is of low quality, and the wire positions it too low for that clapper to ever have made the groove.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231125234710?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_428wt_948

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203c – Small Brass Bell Made From Brass From USS Maine 1904
Small brass bell made from metal from the bell from USS Maine – Which Sank at in Havana harbor in 1898 – one side of the handle says “The brass in this bell was recovered from the of the Maine destroyed in Havana harbor Feb 5th 1898” the other “Remember the Maine designed for the Worlds Fair St Louis Mo 1904” Measures approx 3 inches high.

From History Today: http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/sinking-maine

One of the bell souvenirs from the 1904 St Louis World’s Fair. The front of the same handle lozenge was remarked for souvenirs at other fairs and expositions around that time.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131064361357?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_112wt_948

1901 PanAmerican Exposition

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203d – Vintage Masonic / Mason’s Brass Hand Bell – 14cm Collectible & in Good Condition
Measures approximately 14cm in height
In good vintage condition – some marks etc but nothing I would class as detrimental.
The reverse of the bell is plain. Unsure of the item’s age.
Has a lovely clear ring.

This sand-cast bell itself is not very high quality, and it was not finished very well after removal from the sand mode. The value comes from what it portrays and the interest it generates in a certain group.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321278243229?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_215wt_948

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203e – Tisch Glocke Art Nouveau Table Bell Akt Erotika Nude Bronze Maiden Jules JOUANT
Wunderschöne große Tischglocke / Table bell aus der Jugendstilzeit – mit erotischem Motiv – Damenakt – Erotika – Bronze Skulptur / Glocke – signiert: Jouant (Jules Jouant 1882-1921) – Höhe 14 cm – Gewicht 1300 Gramm – Alter um 1900 – Originalstück – genaue Details.

Table bell Table Art Nouveau Bell Nude Erotica Nude Bronze Maiden Jules Jouant
Wonderful large table bell / table bell from the Art Nouveau period – with erotic motif – Bronze Sculpture / bell – Signed: Jouant (Jules Jouant 1882-1921) – Height 14 cm – Weight 1300 grams – Age 1900 – original piece – with exacting details.

Signed Art Nouveau bell, normally found in pewter instead of bronze.
Seems to be the same bell offered in Part 191f. Perhaps the high bidder did not follow through with payment.

Part 203e: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321271992292?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_4966wt_982

Part 191f: http://www.ebay.com/itm/390674692145?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_1186wt_948

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203f – Antique mechanical RUDDEL SASKATCHEWAN ornate desk bell hotel cast victorian
A very ornate unique desk bell that you rotate the ships wheel looking thing to make a very pleasing bell ring,7.5 inches tall and has wear but is over 100 years old from a place called RUDDEL SASKATCHEWAN.

I would not have been surprised with a sale price in the $200 range, but to me the final price is just goofy.
Sure, they are relatively uncommon, but they are not that hard to find.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380800853884?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_114wt_948

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