Re: Re: Who made this bell and how old is it?
I don’t know who made this bell, but it is a beauty. The Madonna and Child on one side of the skirt and the stylized Cross on the other would suggest that it is a church bell. The size could be a ships bell, but the steel clapper would not hold up to salt water favoring my initial opinion that it is a church bell. The bell is of a similar style to some French Paccard Bells. Paccard was founded in 1796. You might send your pictures to Paccard’s website for their opinion.
Harry Long, MD