It is very important that you read this whole item. Description section so you can know EXACTLY. There is not another one just like it(based on my research) but I can definitely tell. Don't miss out on this True Treasure. What I have here for you is definitely a TRUE TREASURE, a serious vintage.
Piece for the TRUE collector - this rare bell is definitely suitable for a collection. That includes only unique collectables.
Just so you know: I do TREASURE HUNTING for a living at estate sales. Vintage & antique true collectibles. I have done some research on this AWESOME bell but I have not been able to find.Based on the shape/design of the unusual top hanging crown. That it is indeed British.
I do not know when this bell was made, but the original true patina. Tells me that it is OLD as this kind of patina you just don't get over. This bell IS NOT painted, it is made of SOLID brass.
8 1/4" high to the top of the crown and 7 5/8" in diameter at widest point. It is BEAUTIFULLY embossed wit the word' THE VALENTIN'S' and.It is also embossed with flowers all around it. When I bought this bell I did not know what the bell was made of, but. When I got home I cleaned'one little bitty spot'(see pic #5) to see what. It was made of and as you can see it is definitely SOLID brass. NOTE: This bell HAS NOT been cleaned/polished, I only cleaned 2 little Bitty. Spots(one on the inside of the bell and one on the outside of the bell). To see what this bell was made of. This bell for its size is very HEAVY and also VERY THICK. Thickness is approximately 3/8 and it weight approximately 9 1/2 pounds.
The brass clapper doesn't seem to be original to this bell(or maybe it is), but. It works and this bell sounds super fantastic. NOTE: I have done some research on British bells that have a crown shape on.Top as this one, and I did find many British Bells with DIFFERENT KIND. OF STYLE SHAPE CROWNS, and that is why I think this bell to be British. The item "ANTIQUE OLD'THE VALENTIN'S' Nautical Ship's Bell VERY RARE" is in sale since Saturday, June 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Bells, Whistles & Horns". The seller is "celsog64" and is located in San Antonio, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.