I am looking for information on an interesting bell I picked up recently. I believe the bell to be English (I bought it from Britain!) and to be a night clerk’s desk bell for a hotel. The idea being that the candle at one end was lit so that guests could find the bell to ring for night time service. The chain to the bell I believe to be a replacement, but the iron twisted circle on the end and the rest I believe to be old. There does not appear to be any markings that I can find.
It’s a great looking piece, and I am hoping that someone out there has information to share on it!