So, what is this worth? (Parts 1-230 & 231; now 25 pages)

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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 50)

Postby halanb » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:27 pm

50a - ANCIENNE ET ORIGINALE CLOCHE DE TABLE EN BRONZE POLYCHROME SONNETTE TABLE BELL
La tête devait être polychrome mais l'usure du temps a enlevé les couleurs (il en reste encore un peu voir photo)
Vous pouvez actionner la sonnette avec le doigt en bougeant la tête qui est mobile
Bien sûr vous pouvez actionner normalement la cloche et la tête bouge toute seule
Elle mesure 12,6cm de haut /5,5cm de diamètre
La tête mesure 2,5cm de haut

ANTIQUE ORIGINAL TABLE BELL IN BRONZE POLYCHROME
The head should be full color, but the test of time has removed the colors (there is still a little in the picture)
You can operate the bell with your finger while moving the head is moving, or you can normally operate the bell and the head moves alone.
It measures 12.6 cm (5 in) in height / 5.5 cm (2.2 in) in diameter / The head measures 2.5 cm (1 in) high


By now an old friend, another from this Asian series of nodders and figurine bells, male and female.

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50b - VICTORIAN ANTIQUE BRASS DOOR BELL BROWNS PATENT PORCELAIN BELL PUSH BRASS BELL
Fantastic original door bell with printed porcelain push, solid brass "drum" & bell with a metal striker.
Porcelain push is printed BROWN'S BELL PATENT
Fantastic piece of design & a wonderfully simple single strike of the gong when pushed,
producing a wonderful tone.
Drum column ~ 1.1 inch thick/wide (3cm thick/wide)


I have not seen one of these previously, but it seems to be a simple and foolproof adaptation of a tap bell. Normally on a tap bell, the bell is horizontal and the tap vertical. Pressing down on the tap causes the clapper to fly out and up, strike the bell, and return to its rest position by gravity.

This doorbell rotates the mechanism 90 degrees. The bell is vertical and the tap horizontal. Pressing the tap causes the clapper to fly up and back, strike the bell, and return to its rest position by gravity. Note that photo 2 should more properly be rotated 180 degrees to show the usual geometry, with the rest position of the clapper in the horizontal plane.

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50c - Antique Austrian Bronze DOG Servant Bell Pusher Ringer
This item is a early 1900's servants bell push ringer. It has the bone push button and the inner works but no wiring. It has the little loop on the dog's back......would make a very unusual necklace!!! Anyways, I did some research on this piece and it was probably Austrian made, hard to find and rare. This one is so nice and the dog is very detailed and measures about 3" long.


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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 51)

Postby halanb » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:08 pm

51a - Statue bronze de Tereszczuk sonnette électrique fillette au capuchon vers 1900
Très élégante et rare Sonnette électrique en bronze du sculpteur Autrichien Peter Tereszczuk vers 1900
Signée et annotée A.R
Cette sonnette pendait à un fil qui passait dans le creux de chaque main et qui était reliée au bouton
Peter Tereszczuk était Autrichien (1895 - 1925)
Il a travaillé a Paris
Cette sonnette est authentique --- NO COPIE
Hauteur avec bouton : 9,8 cm
Largeur d'un bras à l'autre : 5,5 cm
Très bon état.

Bronze Tereszczuk electric bell push with a girl on top, c. 1900
Very elegant and rare electric bell in bronze by sculptor Peter Tereszczuk Austrian circa 1900
Signed and annotated A.R.
This bell hung from a wire that passed in the palm of each hand and was connected to the button
Peter Tereszczuk worked in Austria (1895 - 1925)
This bell is authentic --- NO COPY
Height with button: 9.8 cm (3.8 in)
Width of an arm to the other: 5.5 cm (2.2 in)
Very good condition.


One of Peter Tereszczuk's daughters, frequent models for his figures.

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A seller who will ship worldwide, but who demands payment by bank transfer (difficult and expensive
from the United States) and who refuses to yield a few percent to PayPal to enlarge his market.
One the one hand, it depressed the sale price by 50% so where are his savings?
On the other hand, someone in Europe got a great bargain.

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51b - Wiener Bronze Vienna Klingelknopf Tischklingel Hund
Zauberhafte Wiener Bronze Tischklingel, kleiner Dackel beißt ein Kind in die Hose.
Bronze, Original & sehr gepflegter Zustand. Gesamtlänge: 6 cm

Vienna Vienna bronze desk bell push with a dog
Enchanting Bronze Viennese table bell, a small dachshund bites a child in the pants.
Bronze, original & very well maintained condition. Overall length: 6 cm (2.4 in)


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Not of the same quality as the one above, and not from a known sculptor or foundry, but an attractive item. The seller will accept PayPal and will ship worldwide, so s/he got maximum exposure.

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51c - Erotische Tischklingel, vermutlich Wien
Sehr schöne Bronze Tischklingel, Akt mit Brustwarze als Knopf, vermutlich Wien, wunderschön und sehr ausgefallen. Guter Zustand - teilweise leicht berieben. Fotos geben die gute Qualität leider nicht wieder.

Erotic table bell push, probably Vienna
Very beautiful bronze table-style bell push, with the nipple as the button, probably from Vienna, very beautiful and very eccentric. Good condition - slightly worn. Unfortunately the photos do not give a true indication of the quality.


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Re: So, what is this worth? (Parts 1-50 & 51; now 6 pages)

Postby Glockensammler » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:52 am

Hi Alan,

I would like to add two photos of similar bell pushes in my collection.
One is also made of metal (bronze) and the second one of ivory.

The 2nd one even bears the signature of what I believe is a French
artist by the name of Theodore Riviere. I am not sure if he is also
responsible for the metal made types.



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Always interested in members possessing bells by Peter Tereszczuk. If possible please send a photo of such bells via E-mail to me. If you like to see details of my collection see the following website: http://bellcollector.jimdo.com
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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 52)

Postby halanb » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:30 pm

52a - Circa 1890 Bear Wearing Collar w/ Bells TAP BELL France
Manufactured by Cailar, Bayard & Cie. (1848-1934) in Paris, France. (I show a cover image of one of the company's catalogs circa 1900, below). The bell is in working condition, but doesn't sound good. Instead of a nice bright ring, it sounds more like the clackety-clack of something stuck in the spokes of a bicycle wheel. I have opened up the bell and the spring driven insides seem to be working fine with no missing parts, so I'm not sure why the ring isn't more melodious. The tap bell measures 6.75" high and weighs two pounds one ounce. I believe the bear is silver plated. There are signs of wear on the bell, where a copper color shows through in areas.


A good, honest description of the item with a problem noted.

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52b - Roycroft Bell ARTS & CRAFTS metal hand hammered.....RARE PIECE!
This bell by Roycroft I believe is copper with a brass patina.Magnet does not stick. Marked with the middle period Roycroft stamp in the tab handle. The clapper and chain are original with no damage or repairs. Measures 2 3/4" high, 1 3/4" in diameter.


As far as I know, this was the only bell made by Roycroft, in the American Arts & Crafts era. They are said to be hammered copper, then finished with either a "brass wash", a "silver wash" or a dark brown patina.

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Price is fairly standard and in the normal range.

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52c - Benin or Yoruba Brass or Bronze Bell Africa NIGERIA african ritual musical great
OLD Benin or Yoruba bell from Nigeria. Brass or bronze. 6.5 inches high. Excellect casting, excellent quality. Pure, clean sound.


See Al Loeffler's article in the May-June 2011 Bell Tower. This is the type known as a Quad Face bell.

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This was one very determined bidder. If you check the Bid History, you will see that this person placed 11 of the total 14 bids. After getting in the lead near the end of the auction, s/he kept thinking and rethinking a max amount, and placed an additional 5 "insurance" bids at successively higher levels.

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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 53)

Postby halanb » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:28 pm

53a - CLOCHE DE TABLE ANTIQUE COURONNE ROYALE EN BRONZE
Note: I am unable to copy the description because of the way that it is stored.


However, this bell is similar to the "Flint Glass" bells, in that the handle is similar to the ones found on that type.
It does not have the square glass base, but probably dates from the same period, c. 1900.

Some good friends, longtime bell collectors, have told me that the handle is the symbol of Mary of Guise, queen consort to James V of Scotland, and mother of Mary Queen of Scots.

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53b - Belle clochette de service en cristal et lièvre en bronze XVIIII ème
Lièvre debout sur une feuille de vigne en bronze peint.
Cloche en cristal légèrement teinté violet.
Carotte en bronze peint.
Date du XVIIIIème siècle.
Hauteur 10 cm.
Superbe sujet ,travail de grande qualité.
En parfait état,pas de fèle ni de coups.

Beautiful crystal service bell and bronze hare XVIIII century
Hare standing on a fig leaf painted bronze.
Bell crystal violet tinge.
Carrot painted bronze.
Date of the eighteenth century.
Height 10 cm.
Beautiful subject, high quality work.
In perfect condition, no cracks or chips.


One of the highly sought flint glass bells.

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Many bell collectors, including myself, are kicking themselves for not having bid on this great bargain.

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53c - CLOCHETTE XIXème, souvenir de Bretagne.
11,5 cm de haut.
Le verre est malheureusement complètement cassé.

19th Century table bell, souvenir of Brittany.
11.5 cm (4.6 in) high.
Unfortunately, the glass is completely broken.


Another of the flint glass bells. I have not previously seen this handle, but it is out of my area.

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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 54)

Postby halanb » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:43 pm

54a - Rare Mechanical Hotel Service Tap Figural Bell w/ Cat Figure and Table w/ Lamp
You don't see a lot of figural mechanical bells like this one come up often.
It is a very early cast bronze mechanical tap bell.
To operate this, you push down on the very top lamp shade and the bell rings.
It is more of a flat ring that a high pinched one. It has a nice ring.
The cat can swivel on the top of the table. There are no cracks to any of the bronze.
The size is aprox. 7 " tall x 4 " diameter


The seller is correct, in that these are not often seen, but they are highly sought.

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It sold in the price range that I would expect.

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54b - Cloche brass bell Arlequin RARE!!!
Exceptionnelle cloche très rare.L'Arlequin.Pièce massive.
Hauteur:12,7cm.Poids:1.055 grms.

Brass table bell Harlequin RARE!!!
Exceptional bell, very rare. Harlequin. Solid piece.
Height : 5.1 in. Weight: 38 oz.


The figure is Pierrot, one of the characters from the Commedia Dell'Arte.
There are many figurals where the figure is standing on the bell base.
Less often seen are those where a figure is sitting.

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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 55)

Postby halanb » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:31 pm

55a - Richard Fisher US Bells Bronze Door Bell
A Richard Fisher bronze bell is handcrafted in cast bronze, it has a contemporary look and is made on
the east coast of the good old USA. An elegant and simple door bell with a braided lanyard.
The measurements are 2 3/4" high by 2 3/4" wide. Total length is 8" from the tip of the hanger bracket
to the knocker plus 6" is the length of the lanyard.


Dick Fisher has been handcrafting bells since 1970. His US Bells (Prospect Harbor, Maine) foundry specializes in cast bronze wind and door bells, dinner bells, ship's bells, estate bells, sculpture and hardware. The bell designs are all original and encompass a variety of bells, for both indoor and outdoor use. All U.S. Bells are cast in silicon bronze at their own foundry. This is a small family run business. Dick is involved with the bells, while other family members work in pottery, wood, jewelry, and various crafts.

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55b - Paolo Soleri Cosanti Bronze Omega Seed Wind Bell Chime
This is a handmade bronze bell wind chime made by Cosanti under the guidance of Paolo Soleri. It is called the "Omega Seed". The wind bell is 26" long and quite heavy with the initials P S and the Cosanti foundry mark. It has been hung out side and has a wonderful green verdigris.


In contrast with U.S. Bells, the Cosanti and Arcosanti bell foundries and ceramic studios (Paradise Valley, Arizona) produce thousands of items per year to support the Cosanti facilities and Arcosanti project.

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55c - Tereszczuk Tischklingel Originale Wiener Bronze push servant bell ringer KAUBA

Bronze klingel Figur, signiert mit P. Tereszczuk.
Original Elektrokabel hängen. ( ca.: 20 cm )
Funktion der Klingel nicht überprüft.
Masse : ca.: 115 mm

Push bell bronze figure, signed with P. Tereszczuk.
Original electric cable hanging. (Approx. 20 cm (8 in))
Function of the bell is not checked.
Size: about 115 mm (4.6 in)


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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 56)

Postby halanb » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:29 am

56 - Standard vs. Nodder

Two bells were recently offered for sale by a dealer on French eBay, the same figure,
one in the standard version and the other configured as a nodder. Both are bronze.
The standard version has a gilt patina (and traces of old metal polish).
The nodder has the remnants of polychrome paint.
Both date from c. 1900 and were probably made in France.
The standard version is sometimes found as a later copy in brass with inferior details.

Though not common, there are other bells, notably some in the Oriental figures as we
have seen previously, that may also be found in both standard and nodder versions.

There is not much difference to be seen in the first two sets of pictures.


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The differences can best be seen in the third set of pictures. In the second and third
pictures, note the separation between collar and neck on the left side of the picture
and the pivot pin that slightly protrudes from the collar on the right side of the picture.


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For whatever reasons, neither bell was sold. Perhaps the initial bid prices were too high,
though they do show the relative difference in value assigned to a standard bell and a nodder.


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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 57)

Postby halanb » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:31 pm

57a - Antique Arts & Crafts Burl & Brass Figural LIZARD BELL RARE NICE!
UP FOR AUCTION AND WITH NO RESERVE IS A FANTASTIC CIRCA 1880 ENGLISH ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT BURL WOOD & BRASS BELL FEATURING AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL CASTED BRASS LIZARD ON A BURL HANDLE WITH BRASS MEDALLIONS AND BRASS BELL..THE FIGURAL LIZARD IS HALLOW AND CASTED FROM AN ORIGINAL LIZARD SHED SHELL..THIS WAS A COMMON PRACTICE USED IN ENGLAND DURING THE LATE 19TH CENTURY..THE BELL IS ALL ORIGINAL AND IS IN GREAT SHAPE CONSIDERING ITS AGE..THE ITEM MEASURES 10 INCHES TALL AND MEASURES 3 1/8 OF AN INCH IN DIAMETER AT THE BELL OPENING..THE LIZARD MEASURES 5 1/2 INCHES FROM NOSE TO TAIL..THE BELL HAS NO DAMAGE OR REPAIRS..IT DOES SLIGHTLY BEND WHEN STANDING UP..WE ARE SURE IT CAN BE STRAIGHTENED IF YOU DESIRE BUT IT IS ORIGINAL AS IT SITS AND NEEDS NO ADJUSTMENTS AS FAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED..THERE IS A SEPARATION NEAR THE TIP OF THE TAIL.


An unusual bell that I have never seen before. Apparently neither have others,
and it generated a considerable amount of interest in the bidding.

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57b - BRONZE TABLE BELL By Johan van den Eynde / Johan a Fine 1549
BRONZE DESK BELL By Johan van den Eynde, Johan a Fine 1549 from mechelen
cast detail of cherubs animals and grotesque motifs
ME FECIT JOHANNES A FINE Ao 1549
IN GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME WEAR TO THE CAST DETAIL
11.5CM HIGH 8CM WIDE AT BASE, 297GM


Somewhat strange bell to me, in that the lettering detail appears much better than the figures. Seller says there is "some wear to the cast detail" but I think it must have been made that way, which is not uncommon when bells are copied and recopied. Some of the Hemony-type bells show different names as the supposed maker, but this seems quite ordinary to me and I would think should sell in the $50 range. Apparently several people disagreed with me.

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57c - Timbre, sonnette de table Art Déco tripode.
Epoque art déco
Très bon état.
Marquage “SANSPILLE marque déposé".
Longueur : 13,2 cm
Poids : 275 g

Art Deco table bell.
Art Deco Era
Very good condition.
Marked "SANSPILLE registered trademark."
Length: 13.2 cm (5.4 in)
Weight: 275 g (10 oz)


An unusual geared mechanical bell from France.

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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 58)

Postby halanb » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:30 pm

58a - Grande cloche brass lady bell RARE!!!!!!!
Ancienne grande cloche très rare à trouver.
Hauteur:12,2cm.Base de 7,4cm.Poids:638 grms.

Antique large bell, very rare to find.
Height 4.9 in; Base 3 in; Weight 23 oz.


Not much description needed. Obviously a figurine lady bell of relatively large size, and sufficient photos to determine the condition. It is similar in design to other bells of this type, yet I have never seen this particular bell previously. If you collect lady bells, then it pays to examine each carefully.

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58b - ANTIQUE ALLEGORICAL BRONZE BELL EXECUTION SCENE
This bell is fresh out of the estate of a 90 year old gentleman.
I believe it to be bronze..it is heavy at 3 pounds and has a reddish golden color to it with a beautiful patina.
It appears very old to me...definitely antique just not sure how old. As you can see the seen of raised figures depict a group of men possibly Roman times executing men by cutting off their heads. The bell is in beautiful condition. Overall it measures 6 1/4" tall and 5 1/2" across the bottom. It has a strong wonderful ring to it.


Pearson Page made bells of this design in the 1930s - 1950s, but those were relatively small in the 3" range. This one is much larger. As the vertical seam in the third picture shows, it is a sand cast bell. I suspect it is brass with a patina, not bronze, and not really an antique, but I have no idea of the source.

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58c - 19th C ANTIQUE GERMAN CAST IRON CLOCKWORK WINDUP TURTLE DESK / HOTEL BELL
WONDERFUL hotel/ desk wind-up bell designed in the form of a turtle. It has a clockwork mechanism. The top highly shows its detailed shell. It is in general excellent condition. The mechanism is in excellent working order, once winded up it can be action pressing its head or its tail, loud and clear sound. Heavy cast iron. It measures 6 ¾” long, 3 ¾” widest point, about 2 ¼” high and weighs 21.80oz (618 grams).


South America is a good source of table bells made c. 1900 as there was relative prosperity at the time and luxury goods were imported from France and Germany. We have seen these older German made turtle bells previously, but none that I recall has sold at this high a price.

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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 59)

Postby halanb » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:17 pm

59a - Antique Brass Bell w/Stag Deer & Antlers ~ Hoof Clapper ~ Rare!
Approx. 5" tall x 4-1/2" x 4-3/8" at the base.
A beautiful and rare piece. Heavy! Weighs over two pounds.
One of the points of the antler is curved and may be broken - it is a little rough.
Unusual clapper in the shape of a hoof.
No manufacturer's marks.


This eBay seller is a consignment service operating on behalf of the owner. The bell description would have either come from the owner or from what can be observed by the seller, and not much is provided.

Many readers will recognize the design as the Carl Wagner Elk (Wapiti) bell. (See The Bell Tower, Jan-Feb 2010.) They were made in 1977, originally sold for $33, but now sometimes fetch up to 10 times that much.

There are third party copies of the Wapiti bell known to exist, and this appears to be one of them. Carl told me that he had heard of them, but knew nothing of where or when they were made. He further stated that he signed and dated all of his work. (He did this by impressing the signature, date, and other information in the wax model before it was invested, so it would appear incised in the final bronze bell.)

An original Carl Wagner would have "WAPITI" near the exterior rim of the bell, between the legs of the elk. This one does not. It would have the signature, date and number near the interior rim of the bell. This one does not. The seller did not mention Carl Wagner, possibly/probably had never heard of Wagner, nor did s/he claim it is a Wagner bell. Therefore, I would consider it a "copy", but not a "fake".

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Compare this bell with the one in Part 36c above in this posting.

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59b - RARE clochette de table en VERRE - le Chat la Souris PLOMB NUREMBERG 19ème
Etonnante et rare clochette de table de la fin du XIXème siècle.
Le corps de la clochette est en verre épais soufflé étiré à la pince, bulle.
La préhension représente un chat bondissant sur une souris qui forme le battant.
Plomb de Nuremberg.
Bon état d'usage.
H : 10 cm

RARE glass table bell - Cat Mouse LEAD NUREMBERG 19th Century
Amazing and rare bell table from the late nineteenth century.
The body of the bell is thick glass blown stretched with forceps, bubble shape.
The handle is a leaping catabove a mouse the form of the clapper.
Nuremberg Lead.
Good working order.
H: 10 cm (4 in)


This looks like what is known as a Flint Glass bell, yet, to me (and keep in mind that this is not my primary area of interest), there appear to be some differences from a typical version. There is a more common version of the Cat & Mouse, and I have included pictures of one of them or comparison.

- Flint Glass bells have a square base, as does this one. Usually the top has a rounded edge but then is flattened, while this one is rounded all across the top.
- They are usually colored glass, though some in clear glass may exist.
- The glass bell is usually convex in the center. This one appears somewhat concave - hourglass shaped.
- The figure is normally mounted on an ornate circular plate that fits on the top of the bell. There may be a smaller plate inside the bell, and a screw eye that serves as the clapper hanger and screws both together. I can't tell what is under the leaping cat but to me it looks more like solder or metal epoxy. Instead of a screw eye, there is just a loop of wire inside the bell.
- Whatever it is, this is certainly an unusual version.

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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 60)

Postby halanb » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:56 pm

60a - Tereszczuk Tischklingel Originale Wiener Bronze push servant bell ringer KAUBA
Sie bieten hier auf eine wunderschöne antike Original Wiener Bronze.
Bronze klingel Figur, signiert mit P. Tereszczuk
Klingelknopf aus Bein. Original Elektrokabel hängen. ( ca.: 20 cm )
Funktion der Klingel nicht überprüft.
Masse : ca.: 110 mm

Tereszczuk table push bell, servant, original Viennese bronze bell ringer KAUBA
You are bidding on a beautiful antique original Vienna bronze.
Bell push, bronze figure signed by P. Tereszczuk.
Original electric cable attached. (Approx. 20 cm, 8 in)
Function of the bell is not checked.
Dimensions: approx: 110 mm (4.4 in)


Another bell push by Peter Tereszczuk, with his two little daughters as the subjects.

Note: Karl Kauba was another Art Deco sculptor. He has nothing to do with this item, but the seller inserted it in the title in the hopes of attracting viewers.

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60b - Beautiful & rare large brass lady bell with feet clappers, with patina
This is a stunning 19th century brass lady bell of a medieval lady, which is heavy and large in size.
The brass has acquired a lovely warm brown patina and on top of her head you can see the original
soldering of the clapper attachment. The clapper consists of two feet.
On the back of the brass there is still a registration mark (though not very legible anymore, see photo),
which is typical of the Victorian period.
Condition: Very good. Height: 20 cm (7.9 inch).


This 8" Mary, Queen of Scots, is one of the largest figurine lady bells. Most lady bells are solid above the waist and hollow below. One curious feature of this bell is that it is hollow throughout the entire figure. That presents a problem as to how the clapper would be attached. The solution was to use a tapered plug, driven into the head, with a loop at the lower end. Sometimes they will work loose and the owner may solder them, as was done here.

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Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 61)

Postby halanb » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:47 pm

61a - Clochette de table XIX° bronze allégorie de la musique
Cette clochette de table date du XIX°, elle est ornée d'une statuette représentant une allégorie de la musique tenant une harpe dans ses mains.
Elle est en bon état et sonne très clair, elle mesure 12 cm de haut et 7 cm de diamètre.

Bronze table bell, 19th Century, allegory of music.
This table bell dates to the 19th Century, it is decorated with a statue representing an allegory of music holding a harp in her hands.
It is in good condition with a clear ring, it measures 12 cm (4.8 in) in height and 7 cm (2.8 in) in diameter.


The figure is Terpsichore, the Greek Muse who serves as the inspiration of dance. Her emblem or "attribute" is a lyre.

The bell may be bronze, but the figure looks to me like pewter.

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61b - uralte ORIGINAL WIENER BRONZE TISCHKLINGEL FIGUR, EULE AUF BUCH.
Bronze, 5,3 x 4,3 x 3,2 cm groß, um 1900

ORIGINAL VIENNA BRONZE TABLE BELL PUSH, CHARACTER OWL ON BOOK.
Bronze, 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm tall, circa 1900


Another of the Vienna bronze bell pushes, with the polychrome paint in good condition.

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61c - Antique Cast Iron DRGM 192197 Owl Head Clock Work Bell Glass Eyes Germany
Wonderful antique cast iron clockwork Owl head bell with glass eyes..
5"x 4 5/8", it can be mounted on a door or can be a counter bell.
Great antique condition, it works great. You press his nose and it rings.


We've seen a similar one in Part 46b, though that was rigged as a simple tap bell.
One curious feature, to me at least, is that they each have the same German Registration Number.
The current listing is the pictures on the left. They are about the same size.

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