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Dinner Bell

1971.1448 (RS118164)

Description

Mushroom finial handle with one turned ring. The bell is dome shaped. Machine engraved/ Bright cut floral pattern near the rim of the bell and and threaded rim.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1900
Inscriptions
Engraved in Old English script on the side is an: M . Marked: Sterling . Impressed on the edge of the rim is a: H . The rest of the marks are illegible.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
bright cutting
engraving (printing process)
silver (metal)
sterling silver
Object type
Sound Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
BELL, SERVICE
bells (idiophones)
bright cutting
Bright-Cut
engraving (printing process)
Floral
floral patterns
silver (metal)
Sterling Silver
sterling silver
Stipple Engraved
Dimensions
4.5 x 1.813 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1448
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12100

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