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254a – Figural bells by Pearson Page, c. 1920.

Vintage Bell Bronze/Brass, Shakespeare, early style English, 5 1/2″

Vintage Bell Bronze/Brass, Peasant Lady carrying purse, early style English, 6″

Vintage Bell Bronze/Brass, English Gentleman wearing formal clothing, 5 1/2″

Vintage Bell Bronze/Brass, Englishman, hands behind his back, 3 3/4″

The first three bells are from a series of larger Pearson Page figural bells.
The last bell is from a series of smaller PP figural bells, possibly Dickens’ characters.
Springer shows six of the first series in The Collector’s Book of Bells, page 187.
A seventh, the peasant girl, is shown below.

Similar base and clapper for all the bells.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bell-Bronze-Brass-Shakespeare-early-style-English-/161407320247?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_63wt_902

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bell-Bronze-Brass-Peasant-Lady-carrying-purse-early-style-English-/111448046075?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_63wt_902

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bell-Bronze-Brass-English-Gentleman-wearing-formal-clothing-/161407370802?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_63wt_902

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bell-Bronze-Brass-Englishman-hands-behind-his-back-/161407376976?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_63wt_902

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254b – The other two Carl Wagner thimbles.

Rare Vintage Carl Wagner Signed ’78 941/1000 Wildlife Coyote Bronze Thimble

Vtg Rare Carl Wagner Signed ’78 Animal Hound Dog Bronze Thimble 462/1000

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-Carl-Wagner-Signed-039-78-941-1000-Wildlife-Coyote-Bronze-Thimble-/111450731590?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_253wt_902

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Rare-Carl-Wagner-Signed-039-78-Animal-Hound-Dog-Bronze-Thimble-462-1000-/111451604737?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_291wt_902

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254c – RARE ANCIEN ENCRIER EN BRONZE ET MARBRE LES 2 POIGNEES FONT SONNER UNE CLOCHE
tres rare encrier en bronze et marbre napoleonIII les deux poignees du cote font sonner une cloche
quelques petits eclats sur le marbre mais rien de grave je ne sais pas si a l’interieur il y avait un petit récipient tres belle piece -15 cm de haut 11 cm de large

RARE ANTIQUE BRONZE AND MARBLE INKWELL THE 2 HANDLES ARE RINGING A BELL
very rare bronze and marble inkwell Napoleon III the two handles on the side make a bell ring
some small flakes on the marble but nothing serious I do not know if in the interior there were a very small container beautiful piece -15 cm high by 11 cm wide

There would have been a ceramic inkwell container below the lid, but now missing.
That lowers the sale price, but replacement containers may be found on British eBay.

There is a whole series of these bells, some more elaborate than others.
This one sold at a low price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-ANCIEN-ENCRIER-EN-BRONZE-ET-MARBRE-LES-2-POIGNEES-FONT-SONNER-UNE-CLOCHE-/261574302877?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_0wt_0

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254d – Vintage Metal Bell, Lady holding a wreath
This is for a vintage metal bell of a lady holding a wreath. Do not know the metal but has very good detail. She has a wreath around her head, high collar fancy dress with puffy sleeves. Skirt has lots of decoration. Original clapper hangs on a built in loop. Lower front of dress reads “KEHR WIEDER”, below that reads “1528”. On the back reads “HILDESIA”. Inside reads “GES, GESCH. O. GLADENBECK.” Tone not very good. Condition: no scratches or cracks. Measures 6”. Overall a beautiful bell.

This bell is also found in a larger 8″ size. A vertical portion of the wreath is missing (pic 4).
The tone would never be good on a zinc bell like this, but the metal was selected for its casting properties, and not its tonal qualities. Most zinc items were traditionally cast in pure metal, rather than in an alloy formulation. The surface may be left bare, but often the item was plated or had a patina applied. Somewhat confusingly, zinc may also be known as white metal, spelter, Petit Bronze, or French Bronze. It was popular in the Art Nouveau period and used for both indoor and outdoor statues. Foundries would sometimes produce an item in both bronze and zinc. Zinc was cheaper, so it gave the customer a more affordable option. Zinc is relatively soft, but it is also brittle and may crack when dropped. One redeeming feature is that it will reproduce detail even better then bronze.

This lady was cast by the Oscar Gladenbeck foundry in Berlin to the highest standards. The skirt reads “Kehr Wieder – 1528 – Hildesia” and represents “Hildesia”, the “Hildesheimer Maiden”, a young woman lost in the woods during a fierce storm and rescued by the sound of a far-off bell. Her skirt shows the coat of arms granted to the city in that year by Emperor Charles V.

GES GESCH is an abbreviation for gesetzlich geschützt, and signifies a registered design.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Metal-Bell-Lady-holding-a-wreath-/161406546473?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_101wt_902

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254e – The two most common Emil Huddy bells.

Emil Huddy Bronze Bell
The one pictured above is from 1979 and is of Chief Joseph. The bell stands almost 7″ in height. It is marked inside (A) in circle followed by Huddy 1979 Ser # 121 Chief Joseph.

Bronze Bell – Emil Huddy – Sacajawea
This bell listed is called Sacajawea and stands almost 7″ in height; bell base is 3″ in diameter; arm extension is about 2″ including the papoose on her back. It is marked inside (A) in circle followed by Huddy 1987 Ser #188.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Emil-Huddy-Bronze-Bell-/121420534681?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_209wt_902

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bronze-Bell-Emil-Huddy-Sacajawea-/121422408102?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=XWlyPsn%252FOfbU%252Bt5oc2SXZgOb%252Bmk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_442wt_902

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