Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 82abc)
82a – R.A.F. Commemorative Bell, from shot down enemy planes.
Condition: Used Type: R.A.F.Bell
Service: Air Force Era: 1914-1945
Country/ Organization: Great Britain Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
A Bell, aprox 5″, Cast from metal from German aircraft destroyed over Britain 1939–1945. For the RAF Benevolent Fund. With Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin. With clapper.
The base is similar to most of these RAF/Victory/Benevolent Fund bells, but the handle is a less common type. Most have a flattened oval shape to the handle with a protruding “V” on each side. This one is sometimes called a “mushroom” handle, with a protruding “V” on the circular top and a dot-dot-dot-dash pattern.
82b – Tischklingel Gruenderzeit Um 1880-1900-Spinnrad-funktioniert-Metall Vernickelt
Schöne Metalltischklingel als Spinnrad gestaltet.Um 1880-1900.Aus Nachlass eines Fabrikanten.Metall muss Poliert werden.
Table or Desk bell. Circa 1880-1900, works correctly, a spinning wheel, nickel plated
Beautiful metal table bell representing a spinning wheel. Around 1880-1900. From the estate of a craftsman. Metal needs to be polished.
82c – Fantastic 19th Century Gilt Bronze Ormolu Hand Bell Figural Big Game Hunting
A fantastic 19th century Victorian era bronze hand bell. Ornately cast with a figural handle and images of elephants around the bell interspaced with vines leaves and grapes. Fantstic detail and clearly a big game hunting theme. The handle being a male figure holding a gun. Gilt ormolu details against a patinated bronze background. A very nice antique bell possibily originating from the Netherlands or Germany or Austria in the late 19th century / early 20th century when big game hunting was at its height. See photos for the excellent quality and detail . In good condition but unfortunately missing the clapper but considered to be an easy replacement. The screw fixing is still in place. Approx 5.75″ high.
An exceptional figural bell, that I wish were mine.