Lot 251 – D. & J. Wellby TABLE BELL
hallmarked London, 1949
height: 12.3cm., 4 7/8 in.; weight: 250gr., 8oz.
active 1910 – circa 1949
Fairly standard sterling table bell, of rather recent manufacture.
Auction estimate was £120 – £180 (approx. $190 – $290), presumably based on a typical sale price without special provenance. However, with the Churchill connection and a desire to connect with
that great man, all the auction lots were sold and many well above their pre-sale estimates.