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    • #11350
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ed in snow country asks:

      What can you tell me about these bells?

      If you can help, please post a response.
      Admin

      This inquiry was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator. Responses are opinions of individuals based on their personal research and knowledge.

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    • #15557
      hjlong3
      Participant

      A close up view would be helpful. From this vantage point they appear to be from a chinese table gong. These odd shaped gong style bells are usually hung from a brass bird or dragon and are struck by a brass mallet.
      Harry Long, MD

    • #15558
      edward
      Participant

      @hjlong3 wrote:

      A close up view would be helpful. From this vantage point they appear to be from a chinese table gong. These odd shaped gong style bells are usually hung from a brass bird or dragon and are struck by a brass mallet.
      Harry Long, MD

      I have sent a better photo of these bells and hope to have them on this site, there is a whale, two penguins,duck and what looks like a man and a small boat along with the cross around these bells. Thanks for youre input..Ed

    • #15559
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      He is the other picture of Ed’s bells. Sorry that I can’t make them larger.

      Admin (Carolyn)

    • #15560
      hjlong3
      Participant

      The close up confirms my belief that these were probably made in China for sale in England and hung from a brass tree of some sort and were struck by an external mallet. The decorations on the bells include the Union Jack suggesting that they were made for sale in England. I suspect that these were part of a table call bell and were probably manufactured circa 1920.
      Harry Long, MD

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