Another interesting choice, Manfred. I like the way the torsos “grow” out of the base.
You might like to see one along the same theme, a figural marriage of an Art Nouveau couple mounted on an animal bell base (12.5 cm, 5 in). I received the figures like this, don’t know how/where they were originally used.
Your bell seems more dynamic – swirling motion; whereas this seems more static – tighter little steps.
1960 vs. 1880?