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Two “bargains” and one fully priced.

91a – Very Very Rare Antique Vintage Old Ship Nautical or Hotel Bell The Ball Turns
This auction is for an antique side twist style metal ship or nautical or desk/hotel bell. Measures approx. 6 1/2″ tall. Twist the either side knob and the middle, the whole round ball turns and makes the greatest sound ever.

One of several mounting styles for this mechanical twist bell. Has some pitting but should polish and display nicely, and as the seller says “makes the greatest sound ever“. A must for any metal bell collector.

Less than one third the price of a similar item in Part 82f.



Fonctionne par appui sur le chapeaux de la lampe a pétrole
Objet dans son jus (voir photo)
Hauteur : 17 cm – Diamètre table : 8 cm
( Objet en bel état d’origine et de qualité )

Works by pressing the caps of the oil lamp
Object with patina (see photo)
Height: 17 cm (6.8 in) – Diameter table: 8 cm (3.2 in)
(Item in good original condition and quality)

Less than half the price of a slightly inferior version in Part 54a.



91c – Rare Victorian Sterling Silver Novelty Table Bell Horse Racing Jockey Cap 1892
Superb Victorian sterling silver novelty table bell, fully hallmarked for 1892.
This is a lovely silver table bell in the form of a horse racing jockey’s cap.
The silver cap has a fluted round ball button to the top which turns to ring the bell.
The dome of the cap has five bands with pierced leaves and flowers – these bands allow the sound of the ringing bell to come out of the cover.
The cap has a peak to the front with a rosette.
The bell is mounted onto an oval black leather base with four silver horse shoes mounted at each side.
The bell is 5-3/8 inches / 137 mm x 4-1/8 inches / 103 mm and it stands 3-1/4 inches / 82 mm high.
The silver has hallmarks – lion passant, anchor for Birmingham, letter s for 1892 and maker’s mark H&T for Hilliard & Thomason.
The bell is fully working and is in excellent condition with no dents. damage or repair.