Found a bell and am trying to figure out who made it and what it was used for, etc etc, etc, pretty much everything about it. Looks extrememly old to me. Its extremely heavy for it size, Im guessing its copper, or some form of it. But even in its current state makes a wonderful sound. Here are some pictures:
The second picture is the closeup of the bell and the only symbol I could find, Im guessing this is the makers mark. Thanks for any info anyone can provide me, when I found this it just peeked my interest and I wanted to learn all about it, so this is my first place of trying. 😀
This bell is only a few years old. It is made in Arizona by Paolo Soleri, famed architect and artist. He trained under Frank Lloyd Wright and ran Talesin West for many years. You can Google his web site and see your bell and many others there for sale. It is a wind bell to hang on your patio and will ring when the wind blows.
Harry Long, MD