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Bell

Description

Silver bell, with a spindly handle. The exterior of the bell is engraved with several scenes and motifs, including a house, a tree, a yard, a fence, and a group of birds. Alongside there decorations, there is the inscription "Wife / from / Husband / June 6, 1860". Both the aforementioned pictures and the dedication are enclosed within an engraved frame on the surface of the bell.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. middle 19th century
The bell is engraved with the date that it was given as a gift: June 6, 1860.
Inscriptions
"Wife / from / Husband / June 6. 1860" (Engraved)
Material
engraving (action)
silver (metal)
Object type
Sound Communication T&E
Places
Possibly United States
Descriptive terms
Bell
bells (idiophones)
engraving (action)
silver (metal)
Accession Number
2002.29.12
Credit Line
Gift of Katharine Richardson
GUSN
247047

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