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Can anyone help me identify my hand bell? I think it is a musical hand bell but don’t know the age or value. Thank you.[attachment=0:1pvr7q4t]Musical Handbell 004.jpg[/attachment:1pvr7q4t]
I suspect it may have been constructed from a small artillery shell (60-80 mm range?). Works like this are known as “trench art.” Check eBay for trench art shell or trench art vase for similar examples. Are there any markings on the flat top?
I agree with Alan. I’ve got 2 bells of similar style that were made from 75mm brass artilery shell casings.
Harry Long, MD