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Do any of these bells resemble your bell?
Does your bell say “F Hemony Me Fecit anno 1569” or a similar date?
Can you post a picture of your bell?
It makes it a lot easier to identify a bell if we can see a picture of it.
I did a search on dogpile.com (a search engine that searches several other search engines) and found a translation of “grelot” that simply says “bell.” You can check it out at http://www.wordreference.com/fren/grelot.
I think it may be from Tibet. I went to a flea market
this past summer and came up with a singing bowl and
some other small bells. Here are some websites that
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I love the fact that all the cows are wearing cow bells!
I can’t help but think that the “folk art” experts on “Antiques Roadshow” would love to get a look at this bell!
Thanks for sharing!
Wow, Maybell! Those pictures are great! Thanks for sharing them with us all!
My top three favorites are:
Collectible Bells, Treasures of Sight and Sound by Donna S. Baker, a Schiffer Book for Collectors.
More Collectible Bells, Classic to Contemporary by Donna S. Baker, a Schiffer Book for Collectors.
Glass Bells by A.A. Trinidad, Jr., a Schiffer Book for Collectors.
All of these books have gorgeous color photos and are great for people who are trying to identify bells.
If you go to https://www.americanbell.org/belltalk/viewtopic.php?t=290, you will find the directions for posting a picture. If you also look at the thread called “This is a test” under general bell topics, you will find a description of my first attempt at posting a picture. I followed the directions step by step. The only unexpected part was when I got to the copy and paste part, I was surprised to see words appear, not a picture. To my surprise, when I clicked on submit, the picture magically appeared.
If you need more help, click on “Contact the ABA” link under the word “Talk” in “Bell Talk.” Good luck!
You are absolutely right. As you may know, I have been the ABA’s Internet Coordinator and “Bell Talk” Forum administrator for only about 5 weeks now and I still have a lot to learn. Thanks to our former administrator, I have been made aware that the Forum is different from the website.
I do get many requests via the “contact us” part of the website asking for identification and appraisals. In that case, I am to respond that the ABA does not appraise bells. However, if an individual asks the same questions on the Forum, whoever wants to respond may do so.
Thank you for pointing out this inconsistency on my part. It is not my intention to confuse people or give out misinformation!
Please keep giving your wonderful input!
Welcome to ABA’s “Bell Talk” Forum. Thanks for joining us!
Cannonmn has given you good advice. If you need some assistance in posting a picture, please check out our “How to Post a Picture” section at https://www.americanbell.org/belltalk/viewtopic.php?t=290.
The ABA is an organization of bell collectors and bell enthusiasts. We do not do appraisals nor do we refer people to appraisers. Sorry.
Wow! That is great! And what a great source of potential members for ABA! Thanks for posting this, Peter!
In her book Collectible Bells – Treasures of Sight and Sound, on page 128, Donna Baker describes this bell as “Sennacherib’s Army or Assyrian bell, brass. The relief around the body of the bell shows Assyrian warriors carrying heads of Hittite captives after a battle. From a seventh century relief in London’s British Museum.”March 4, 2007 at 4:15 pm in reply to: lost since 1967, locomotive bell on wooden stand engraving #12976
Have you tried contacting your local newspaper about your efforts to locate this bell? This would make a great “human interest” story! Also, if the bell was stolen that many years ago, it may be that the novelty of ownership has now worn off and the person who has it may no longer want it but doesn’t know what to do with it.
The link worked both by clicking on what you entered and by cutting it and pasting it into my browser. However, in each case, what came up was incomplete and unusable.
This is a beautiful display, Peter, but how do the bells ring? Or are they there simply for artistic pleasure?March 3, 2007 at 4:05 am in reply to: New Collector! I need help with my first bell by A. Fulton #13002
Congratulations, Robert! You’ve been bitten by the “Bell Bug!”