The bell Patent # 19356 and Patent # 30366. Exquisite details with beautiful abstract floral and bird designs inlaid with gold, Damascene; Background is black. Wind up with bottom key and push head or tail for a continuous ring. It sounds like an alarm clock, and was used in hotels in Spain Mid-Century to summon the Front Desk Clerk.
The base is solid brass as is the head and tail. A wonderful gift for collectors of turtles, brass, vintage Spanish, hotel memorabilia. Turtle is 5 1/2" long x 3" wide x 2 1/2 tall Condition -In working condition. The shell's damascene has rust (see close-up photo).
General surface wear from use Additional Information. The item "Antique Vintage BOJ Wind-Up Ornate Damascene Brass Turtle Hotel Lobby Bell Spain" is in sale since Sunday, September 26, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells". The seller is "njforgottentreasures" and is located in Burlington, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.