In my collection there are very few bells made of glass or porcelaine. Personally I believe that a real bell has to be made of some kind of metal. Only that way a bell can get its original meaning by making a powerful call that makes people attentive over a long distance to some kind of action. But sometimes even I make an exception as in this case presenting for June this little glass bell from Italy.
To be precise it is a bell from Murano that has been with us for a long time. Actually it is one of the first in our collection. When we got married we made our honeymoon trip to Venice and this was one of the memories taken away from there. It is an inexpensive bell but every time we look at it memories of that wonderful visit come back. It is also a constant reminder for us to return to fascinating Venice from time to time.
Hope you enjoy my choice and perhaps you have a similar story to tell about one of your favourites?
I have to respectfully disagree. “real bells” can be made from many different materials. However, the line between a utilitarian bell and an object d’art can get fuzzy. What you show is a very attractive and interesting combination of both utility and art. Without the pretty bells, where would our association be?
Thank you for your reply. Yes, I fully agree it is a matter of opinion and glass bells have a certain fascination. Therefore I presented for June my Murano bell. What about your collection? It would be interesting for all of us to see perhaps some of your beautiful glass bells. Just go ahead and add some pictures here. It would be a great addition to my page and make it more colourful.