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284a – CAST BRASS ORNATE WALL HANGING BELL B/B,PUB.HOTEL,HOUSE
OLD CAST BRASS WALL HANGING BELL.
VERY ORNATE WITH ANGEL AND OTHER FIGURES.
NO DAMAGE AT ALL READY TO BE HUNG WITH WOODEN FIXING PLATE.

Monastery type wall bell, good details and elaborate parts,
unfortunately with a distracting background for the pictures,
could use a good cleaning to get rid of the polish remnants.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAST-BRASS-ORNATE-WALL-HANGING-BELL-B-B-PUB-HOTEL-HOUSE-/171746957993?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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284b – ANTIQUE BRONZE-BRASS FIGURE DESK CALL BUTTON BELL RINGER
This is a unusual old hotel desk or home servant call item. It is a desk call button from the early 1900s in the shape of a young Dutch boy trying to catch a swan. It is made of Brass or Bronze. measures about 4 1/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches, and is about 2 inches at it’s tallest point. there are no chips cracks or repairs. Maker is unknown, but it is pretty well done.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-BRONZE-BRASS-FIGURE-DESK-CALL-BUTTON-BELL-RINGER-/371300418547?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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284c – ANTIQUE SHOP HOTEL COUNTER RECEPTION BELL King Charles spaniel dog
In good working condition. Twist the nob at the front of the bell and it rings. Plated over mixed metals of the period circa 1900, pewter, some brass, steel. Measuring approx 4 1/2 x 2 5/8 inches base x 3 1/8 inches high overall.

Note the thin plating flaking off the bell.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-SHOP-HOTEL-COUNTER-RECEPTION-BELL-King-Charles-spaniel-dog-/181709148066?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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284d – COLD PAINTED BRONZE PUNCH JESTER FIGURAL VICTORIAN DESK BELL RECEPTION SHOP
This is for a fabulous little antique Victorian cold painted bronze desk bell in the form of the character Punch. The figure is easily recognised by his jester like collar and pointed hat and he has his original red, green and yellow enamel paint finish. It is in good condition with no damage just wear to the paint finish as shown and it measures 35mm (1.3″) in diameter at the base and stands 65mm (2.75″) tall.

Variously described as a Jester or as Mr Punch.
There are several versions of this bell, with slightly different hats.
This is the standard 2.75″ size, occasionally seen in larger 3.5″ – 4.75″ examples.

Take one standard bell, a buck’s worth of paint, a little time,
several over enthusiastic bidders, et voila …

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COLD-PAINTED-BRONZE-PUNCH-JESTER-FIGURAL-VICTORIAN-DESK-BELL-RECEPTION-SHOP-/301574966981?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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284e – Antique Art Deco Table Bell W/ Figural Rooster, Claw Foot & Egg Clapper
This is a very unusual antique table bell. It has a neat lavender tinted glass dome which features a colorful crowing rooster standing upon a neat metal platform located on the top of the dome. The top interior of the dome has a screw eye that holds the rooster’s long leg, claw foot and the white egg shaped clapper. The sound of the bell has soft and appealing sound.

Most common of the flint glass bells, and one we have seen previously.

The other flint glass figures usually sell for at least twice this sale price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Art-Deco-Table-Bell-W-Figural-Rooster-Claw-Foot-Egg-Clapper-AAFA-/231524656662?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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