Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 246)
246a – Very rare religious bronze table bell
Very rare religious bronze table bell marked with “anno santos roma 1950”
Beautiful made with great detail
The photo of inside the bell shows even more detailing
Shaped to resemble the dome of St Peter’s and made in commemoration of the 1950 Holy Year.
Much better example than you would find offered today.
246b – EARLY WALTROUS GONG BELL CAST IRON BELL PULL TOY NICKELED HORSE STEEL 1900
You are bidding on a cast iron steel Bell Toy late 1800s Waltrous? Gong Bell?, not sure so I’ll leave that up to the experts. The horse and rider is nickeled cast iron and the wheels painted cast iron. The bell and hitch are pressed steel and along with the nickeled horse are showing oxidation. When pulled along with a string a steel ball inside the 2 bells would chime away (works good). The pull toy measures 7″ long by 2 3/8″ wide at the wheels. Toddler toy from the turn of the century and still in pretty good shape overall considering the age.
Recall that these were inexpensive toys, made to sell at the lowest possible price. This is one of the better examples that survive. As the seller notes, the plating is nickel. Chrome plating did not come into common use until the 1920s.
256c – ANTIQUE SOLID 925 SILVER INDUSTRIA PERUANA VEILED FIGURE ENGRAVED BELL 156G
A VERY NICE SOLID 925 SILVER BELL IN THE SHAPE OF A VEILED LADY….BEAUTIFLY ENGRAVED ALL OVER…..HAS RINGER INSIDE…….MARKED 925 INDUSTRIA PERUAN T MATOSH…..WEIGHS IN AT 152 GRAMMES…..DIMENSIONS ARE APPROX 9.5CM TALL X 6.5CM DIAMETER ACROSS BASE…….ORIGINAL UNCLEANED CONDTION….SHOWS ENGRAVING BETTER…CLEAN IF REQUIRED…..A INTERSTING AND UNUSUAL PIECE.
These Peru silver bells often strike me as rather crude, and often overpriced. This one was offered at a low starting bid, and the market determined the consensus value.
246d – Ancienne Clochette Véritable Sonnaille DABAN Frères à Chèvre Mouton Brebis Chien
Ancienne Sonnaille authentique Daban Frères
Très bon état, bonne sonorité. elle peut-être utilisée pour :
Chèvre, Mouton, Brebis, Chien de chasse, collection, décoration…
Dimension : 6cm x 5cm
Genuine old Bell Cowbell DABAN Brothers Goat Sheep Sheep Dog
Authentic old bell by Daban Brothers
Very good condition, good sound. It can be used for:
Goat, Sheep, Sheep, Dog hunting, collection, decoration …
Dimension: 6cm x 5cm
Very unusual crackle surface decoration, almost like alligator or lizard skin.
The maker’s name may be of interest to buyers from France.
246e – Austrian Bronze Cold Painted Nodder Bell Antique Dancing Lady Very Detailed
Antique dinner bell in bronze with a cold paint that has worn some with age. She is a nodder and rings well. So much detail in her dress and face. The pin to attach the nodder is under her left arm, I tried to get a photo but it is a little blurry–very well made, not noticeable from the outside really. He holds a large fan, wears a turban and has a sash across her chest. Measures 5 1/2″ tall. Dates to the late 1880s or early 1900s.
We have seen a number of these Asian nodders previously. Pictures are not clear, but this one looks to me as if someone might have assembled a man’s head with a woman’s body.
246f – Antique Brass ~ Bell Push ~ Dutch Figurines ~ Traces of enamel
3 Female Figurines ~ possibly Dutch due to style of Dress
traces of either enamel or hand painted to figurines
Electrical contacts are in very good condition
Complete with original ivory coloured push button
Stands 6 cm high, with a diameter of approx 4.5 cm
First two pictures look unusual until one realizes that this is a hanging-type bell push turned upside down. It is possible that the center tube extended up further, but is now broken off.
246g – VINTAGE BOJ EIBAR SPAIN BRASS & ALLIGATOR TURTLE HOTEL DESK COUNTER BUTLER BELL
Measures approximately 6″ long, 3 1/4″ wide, and 2 1/4″ high, and is marked as shown. Wind him up, and press either his tail or head to sound the bell. In very good, working condition with a few teeny tiny spots of wear to his alligator leather shell.
The leather shell seems to have doubled the price, compared to a standard version.