Split: Split: They gotta be kidding! Part III
August 2, 2013 at 5:03 pm #12648
20 – Antique Sterling Silver Table Bell with guiloche enamel natural pearls, amethyst
Weight 205 gr. The size: H- 5 inch (12.5 cm) D- 2 3/4 inch (7 cm).
We saw similar bells in Part 1b and following Part 9.
Lower asking price than the previous example, but still rather steep for a bell collector.
October 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm #12649
DOMINICK & HAFF AESTHETIC STERLING BIRDS & BUGS MIXED METALS DINNER BELL 1880
THIS CHASED STERLING SILVER APPLIED MIXED METALS AESTHETIC MOVEMENT JAPANESE STYLE DINNER BELL WAS MADE BY DOMINICK & HAFF IN 1880. THIS DINNER BELL HAS APPLIED BRANCHES, BUGS AND A BIRD IN COPPER AND BRASS. IT IS IN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH A FANTASTIC PATINA. THE POT MEASURES 4 3/8″ TALL X 2″ WIDE AND WEIGHS 4.2 TROY OUNCES. THIS PIECE HAS NEVER BEEN MONOGRAMED.
Maybe, just maybe, at about 1/4 the asking price.
October 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm #12650
22a – ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SERVICE BELL FEATURING GRAPES AND GLASS PAINTING FRANCE C1900
*** EARLY & VERY RARE OFFERING ***
ONCE IN LIFE TIME
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SERVICE BELL
METALLIC GRAPES HARVEST AND GLASS PAINTING FEATURING THE GREAT FRENCH MONUMENTS
MADE IN FRANCE
MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE
This Victorian service bell is the excellent museum piece and one the best in my little collection also my personal favorite. It features alabaster base which is missing in this bell and pierced metal framing with a grape cluster motif. The beauty of the bell is further enhanced by the addition of three oval glass paintings featuring the great French monuments as Basilica of St Denis, Eiffel Tower and The Arc de Triomphe. The spring loaded wire gong mechanism which rings the bell still functions, and perched atop it sits an intricately detailed bird with its tail feathers flared.
SIMILAR BELL IS AVAILABLE TO SEE IN THE GREAT REITZ HOME MUSEUM EVANSVILLE, INDIANA.
CONDITION IS GOOD BESIDES THE MISSING ALABASTER BASE!!! WEAR ON GLASS PAINTINGS AS EXPECTED DUE TO AGE !!!
MINOR RESTORATION ON THE GRAPES WHICH HAS BEEN SHOWN IN THE CLOSE PICTURE!
NO OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER!!!
Size :- 5.2 inch x 2.8 inch (H x Base Diameter)
Weight : 122 gms
Hard sell for something that, in its current condition, is essentially a piece of junk.
Ones in decent condition usually sell for 50 – 100 euros on French eBay.
22b – IMPERIAL RUSSIAN SILVER TROMPE L’OEIL TABLE BELL ANTIQUE NICHOLS & PLINKE 19 C
MAGNIFICENT RUSSIAN SILVER TROMPE L’OEIL TABLE BELL.
About 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm) tall.
Silver weight is over 3 troy oz. – 114 grams.
Excellent original antique condition with minimum amount of normal wear, absolutely no problems or repairs.
Marked with Russian silver hallmarks for Moscow, 84 silver standard. Maker’s mark “NP” for NICHOLS & PLINKE.
Unlike the item above, no apparent problems with this unusual silver bell, other than the asking price.
August 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm #12651
ANTIQUE Dinner Bell Bronze Sculpture Josef KRATINA RODIN Figures Nudes US statue
Stunning Art Nouveau bronze Dinner Bell in the shape of elegant Lady holding up her dress
In great condition with no damages on patina, the subject is typical of the Art Nouveau period
It measure about 7 cm high, 6cm long and 5 cm wide
This marvelous bronze Scuplture signed KRATINA
Josef KRATINA – Czech sculptor, lived in Paris for a few years, student of Rodin
Married to Ruzena (Rose) Kracick
Kratina and Ruzena Emigrated to New York ca.1907
Their daughter Lydia Kratina marries in 1933
the Slovak painter and graphic artist Koloman Sokol
Many pictures in the listing, some rather dark and some rather unflattering.
Seller says 7 cm in height, but actually 6 cm, or slightly under 2.4 inches.
Art Deco lost wax bronze lady figurine bell, so always in demand, but a rather small figure.
Sculptor is a listed name, but not well known nor highly sought.
I would expect a normal sale at about 10% of the Buy-It-Now price.
October 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm #12652
A rare set of three graduated bronze bells – Zhou dynasty
Each of elliptical section with deeply arched rims and set with a tapering shaft, deeply cast to the front and back face with a taotie mask, malachite encrustation
The largest: 16cm., 6 1/4 in.
Exhibited: Mostra D’Arte Cinese, Venice, 1954, no.60.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE MILANESE COLLECTION
Sotheby’s London 28 Oct 2014
Pre-auction Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP
(Your Walmart dollars at work.)
April 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm #12653
CLOCHE EN BRONZE, PROPRIÉTÉ ATRIBUE PAR TRADITION AU CARDINAL RICHELIEU.XVII
LA CLOCHE EST UNE PROPRIÉTÉ QUI A ÉTÉ ATTRIBUÉE AU CARDINAL DE RICHELIEU TRADITIONNELLEMENT.
CECI ATTESTÉ PAPIER PARCHEMIN EN CATALAN ATTACHÉ À LOT:
“PICAROLDE LA MULA QUE MUNTAVA EL CARDENAL RICHELIEU”-CLOCHE PORTEE PAR LA MULE DU CARDINAL DE RICHELIEU.
IL S”AGIT D”UNE CLOCHE EN BRONZE, AVEC UNE PASSEMANERIE USEE, PRESENTE DANS UNE BOITE DU XIXeme RECOUVERTE EN SOIE ROUGE.
BOX 15X20X19 CM.
CLOCHE 8 CM DIAMÈTRE.
BRONZE BELL, PROPERTY AWARDED BY TRADITION TO CARDINAL RICHELIEU.XVII
BELL IS A PROPERTY WHICH HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO CARDINAL RICHELIEU TRADITIONALLY.
ATTESTED BY THIS PARCHMENT PAPER IN CATALAN ATTACHED TO LOT:
“PICAROLDE LA MULA QUE MUNTAVA EL CARDENAL RICHELIEU” – MULE BELL SCOPE OF CARDINAL RICHELIEU.
ONE BRONZE BELL WITH A PASSEMANERIE USEE ENCASED IN A 19C BOX OF RED COVERED SILK.
BOX 15X20X19 CM.
BELL 8 CM DIAMETER.
A table bell used by Cardinal Richelieu might be hard to find, but, don’t despair, now you can have an animal bell supposedly used by Cardinal Richelieu’s mule! In addition to a 3″ crotal bell, you get a fancy piece of string, a fancy box, and a “document”. The Philippe de Champaigne portrait of Cardinal Richelieu is shown, but unfortunately there is no picture of the mule.
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