ART DECO BRONZE SHOP COUNTER DESK BELL BULLDOG , BOXER DOG
THIS IS A FANTASTIC LOT! & DARE I SAY RARE, ONE HAS JUST SOLD ON EBAY FOR A HUGE SUM.
ART DECO FIGURAL BRONZE DESKTOP COUNTER BELL.
IN THE FORM OF A BULL BREEDS DOG HEAD I FEEL ITS A BULLDOG!
TO RING THIS FINE LOT YOU MUST PUSH DOWN ON EITHER EAR OR INDEED HIS LOWER JAW.
THE BELL IS WOUND UNDERNEATH WITH A KEY.
WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL GLASS EYES INPLACE.
THIS LOT IS IN EXCELLENT ORDER WITH NO DAMAGE AT ALL & YES IT RINGS PERFECTLY!
I received the following message from some friends who are longtime and experienced bell collectors, and who have seen one of these in person:
You might want to warn via the Bell Forum that these bells
are brand new, painted black to hide the newness.
3 on eBay in the last month.
Folks should not pay as if they are old.
Don’t know who is making them.
We bought one and it’s going back to the UK.
I agree with the message above.
Be very careful, and don’t pay for reproductions as if they are originals.
There are several sellers offering them, titles and descriptions may vary,
and I have also seen these with a lighter patina.