I was so intrigued by this small bell chime today at a flea market. The seller told me that it was antique from Mexico, and that she believed it was a type of servant’s bell. However, I think it may be an altar bell, but I know nothing about bells. It’s bronze and about 7 inches tall. Does anyone have any idea as to what it might be? It would be much appreciated!!
Welcome! I see nobody has had a stab at this yet.
I suspect it’s because we need a bit more detail if we could.
What is the over all size of the bell structure?
The size of the small bells (height / width)?
Can we get a close up of one of the small bells, side and inside?
What is the base? A bell? Hollow? weighted?
(perhaps a photo close up of the base, inside and out please?
At first glance, and without the details above, I would lean towards either a personal alter bell set or a family bell remembrance chime (each bell represents a family member) or, if it’s got a heavy enough base, a simple wind chime.
But it’s very hard to tell without the additional information, unless one of us has come across a similar one before (and I have not, I admit!). So treat my guesses as they are, just a general guess currently.