Bell

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. middle 19th century

GUSN

GUSN-247047

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

Descriptive Terms

bells (idiophones)
silver (metal)
engraving (action)
Bell

Inscription

"Wife / from / Husband / June 6. 1860" (Engraved)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Sound Communication T&E

Credit Line

Gift of Katharine Richardson

Accession Number

2002.29.12

Date

ca. middle 19th century (The bell is engraved with the date that it was given as a gift: June 6, 1860.)

Places

Possibly United States