From left to right: In image 1 through 4 the bells were rotated 1/4 turn to the right. In image 5 and 6 the bells were rotated 1/2 turn. These 15 antique, authentic Not reproductions! , realistically shaped Acorn bells are. Scarce and were considered specialty bells due to the unusual shape back in the late 1800's.
They are made of cast brass with a reddish-gold color and metal ball inside. Retain their original brass rivets used to attach them to a leather strap. Pressure fitted onto the shank part of the bells. They are "double throat" bells with. One slit across the bells wider than the other, and two holes on the top making for a.
These bells were hand polished about 20 some years ago and have. Rivets were left in their original unpolished condition. Not having the original strap, we used them as ornaments on our Christmas. There are no breaks, cracks or dents. Any imperfection to the bells is manufacturing related.
Like some rough edges around the wider slits across the bells, and some of the holes. Also the tops of the bells, below the rivets, were left in the rough since that part was. Not visible when attached to a leather strap. The rivets are not broken, but most are bent and lopsided which is understandable.
Considering their function, and having been hammered into the bell shank. Metal ball measures about 5/16 in diameter.The bells are about 1-5/8" tall to top of rivet and 1-1/8" in diameter at widest point. The item "Antique 15 Acorn Shaped Brass Horse / Sleigh Bells with Rivets from Late 1800's" is in sale since Saturday, October 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells\Metal". The seller is "weezor512" and is located in Vincentown, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.