Here’s an interesting bell I am thinking of acquiring. I think it’s along the same lines as the other Tibetan or Indian bells, but does appear to be brass this time – not plated iron (no magnet attraction!
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This is a brass wind bell is of modern production. These are usually made in South Korea and can be acquired reasonably. Hung on an outdoor porch or near an open window, it will provide hours of relaxing tintinnabulation for you and will be worth the small investment.
Harry Long, MD
Korean – interesting, I don’t have one from that country yet. I’ll take your advise, as it’s not being sold for much, and pick it up.
Again, you are a wealth of information! Thanks!
Just some feed back for those who are interested.
I got the bell, Harry was right on!
Now that I have it in my hands, it is clearly a reproduction bell.
It holds a magnet, therefore iron. It’s wind sail is fairly new, indicating age or replacement, the bell is rusted through in areas where rain would collect, indicating it was used out doors to give the look it has. If it were old, it would have rusted away by now. The images are not as crisp as I would expect from a quality bell, but more ‘softer’ probably from the plating process.
It is a good looking bell, but new.
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Years ago, when we were buying and selling bells we acquired many of the “originals” of these charming windbells. They came in several sizes. The originals are from Thailand, and their detail is sharp….usually depicting an elephant and/or temple around the skirt.