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Venetian Bronze Hand Bell with God Mercury, 16th Century

$1,800

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This bronze bell is of the type cast in Venice in the 16th century. It is topped with a figure of Mercury surmounting a procession of putti with garlands and a blank cartouche. It measures 7" high with a 4" diameter. The working clapper makes a pleasant sound. There is overall wear to this casting and a rich dark brown patination to the bronze. Comparison is made to bells cast by Joseph de Levis (1552-1611/14).

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Diameter: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Renaissance (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastBronze
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    16th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Kensington, MD
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU977618060161

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Miami Beach, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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