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The bell is of circular section, with a widely flared lip tapering to a domed head under the handle, which is a replacement. The shoulder and sound bow of the bell are molded in relief with single bands of scrolling and beading respectively. Below these bands are solid lines of gold. The...

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Marks

(1) inside bell, in puce enamel: M: O L

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Dutch (Loosdrecht), about 1780

Object Place

The Netherlands

Dimensions

6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.660

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain decorated in puce enamel and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain