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SA750585

Rare Tortoise Mechanical Desk Bell With Mother Of Pearl Shell

Price

£1,395 | $1,945 USD | €1,613 EUR
Item Number: SA750585
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Puckerings
This antique has been viewed 25 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.

Description

A fabulous and rare example of a novelty German mechanical bell made from a silver coloured metal in the form of the most charming tortoise.
The bell is would from the underside and rung by pressing either his head or tail, in full working order.
What makes this example special and highly collectable is the "shell" being made from a large domed Nacre or Mother of Pearl shell.
Dating to c.1900 it remains in excellent condition. 6" head to tail x 3" wide x 2" tall.
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.


Dimensions

Height = 5.1 cm (2.0")
Width = 15.2 cm (6.0")
Depth = 7.6 cm (3.0")


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Puckerings
London
United Kingdom
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