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      halanb
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      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.

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