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Figurine Lady Bells
Brass, sand cast, among the larger lady bells one might encounter.
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239a – A very well cast, heavy, large, 13 cms, vintage brass lady bell, Mrs Gamp
13 cms in height, complete with the original dong.

Cast by Pearson Page, c. 1920. Inscribed “Mrs Gamp” at bottom edge of skirt in rear.

Wikipedia: Characters from Dickens Martin Chuzzlewitt: Sarah Gamp (also known as Sairey or Mrs. Gamp) is an alcoholic who works as a midwife, monthly nurse, and layer-out of the dead. Even in a house of mourning, Mrs. Gamp manages to enjoy all the hospitality a house can afford, with little regard for the person to whom she is there to minister; and she is often much the worse for drink. She habitually carries with her a battered black umbrella: so popular with the Victorian public was the character that Gamp became a slang word for an umbrella in general.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-very-well-cast-heavy-large-13-cms-vintage-brass-lady-bell-Mrs-Gamp-/161314326780?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=JxyeD3KwSyfV%252BkxBsezoC2PP9E4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_60wt_902

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239b – Old large Brass Bell in the form of a Georgian Lady
This is an old brass bell in the form of a Georgian Lady , it is in good condition & stands 15.5cm high

Often identified as Mary of Teck.
Princess Victoria Mary (“May”) of Teck, 1867 – 1953, a ‘minor’ royal, later Queen Consort of George V.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/old-large-Brass-Bell-in-the-form-of-a-Georgian-Lady-/171339651502?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=JxyeD3KwSyfV%252BkxBsezoC2PP9E4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_44wt_902

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239c – Bell cloche Brass lady bell bronze ou laiton : dame
hauteur 11,5 cm, poids 380 gr, avec battant d’origine

Lady bell, bronze or brass
height 11.5 cm, weight 380 gr, with original clapper

A genre figure, not tied to any specific person, as far as I am aware.
Marked “COXYDE”.

Coxyde (French) or Koksidje (Flemish) is a town in West Flanders, Belgium.
The mark does not imply that there is an association of the person depicted on the bell and this town.
Many Belgian or Dutch bells were inscribed with the names of various towns, for which they could be sold as souvenir items.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bell-cloche-Brass-lady-bell-bronze-ou-laiton-dame-/141296423793?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=JxyeD3KwSyfV%252BkxBsezoC2PP9E4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_441wt_902

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239d – Mary Queen of Scots Figurine Bell Brass Old and Heavy
Mary Queen of Scots brass figurine bell. This has lots of good detail, especially the facial features. Her dress has a high collar. Her arms are at her sides. This is old, probably made in the 1800’s. The metal is thick. The weight is 2 lb – 13 oz. The height is 6 3/4″, and the base diameter is 3 1/2″.

Another of the large Pearson Page bells, first version of MQS, c. 1920.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mary-Queen-of-Scots-Figurine-Bell-Brass-Old-and-Heavy-/191187189004?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=JxyeD3KwSyfV%252BkxBsezoC2PP9E4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_371wt_664

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239e – UNUSUAL ANTIQUE BRONZE FIGURAL BELL ~ VIENNA LADY IN TRICORN HAT 19C-20C
UNUSUAL ANTIQUE SOLID CAST BRONZE FIGURAL TABLE BELL FINELY CAST IN THE FORM OF A LADY IN 18TH CENTURY COSTUME & TRICORN HAT, POSSIBLY VIENNESE/ AUSTRIAN
Late 19th / early 20th century
SIZE: 5.75″ tall
SIGNED: no
WEIGHT approx: 31 ounces +

This bell is seldom seen, and also comes with a black patina. This one has an attractive red patina,
but I doubt that is either Austrian or bronze, since the casting details are somewhat mediocre.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNUSUAL-ANTIQUE-BRONZE-FIGURAL-BELL-VIENNA-LADY-IN-TRICORN-HAT-19C-20C-/161308498363?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=JxyeD3KwSyfV%252BkxBsezoC2PP9E4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_2142wt_758

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