Dinner Bell

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1875-1900

GUSN

GUSN-12100

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

Descriptive Terms

bells (idiophones)
bright cutting
engraving (printing process)
sterling silver
silver (metal)
floral patterns
Sterling Silver
Stipple Engraved
Bright-Cut
Floral
BELL, SERVICE

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4.5 x 1.813 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1448