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Offline keith

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Big bell,uranium handle...
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:56:56 AM »
13 inches high,6 across the mouth of the bell,white rim,slight damage,bit clapped out? but a great colour,I suppose these were made by a number of factories ;D ;D

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Re: Big bell,uranium handle...
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 12:59:38 AM »
is the handle uranium glass?  I love it.  I can't think that 'lots' of people made them so beautifully with a trailed rim or lip wrap though.
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Re: Big bell,uranium handle...
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012, 01:12:51 AM »
Thanks m,yes it is,he has a larger one in perfect condition,I might go back for it,you're up late,I thought I was a 'night-howler' ;D ;D

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Re: Big bell,uranium handle...
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 10:25:46 AM »
I have to agree with m - there's something rather special about this beast!
The bell is an unusual shape - staight sides with a real "kick" to the flared lip and the wrap, the handle is very long - and elegant.
This is not in any way an "ordinary" or mass produced glass bell. I'd happily give it house-room!
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Re: Big bell,uranium handle...
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012, 12:37:04 PM »

Curious - is it very heavy?  I have what I thought was a decanter stopper here (came with some chandelier drops).It's the same design as the handle of the bell, but different curves shapes and the beehive at the top only has three things not 4 like yours. It's about 6 inches long, solid and incredibly heavy.   Just faintly musing whether it might be off a bell rather than a stopper - it's damaged at the bottom of what I thought was the stopper.
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Re: Big bell,uranium handle...
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 12:53:09 PM »
Quite heavy and well made,very chuffed am I ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Big bell,uranium handle...
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2012, 01:36:22 PM »
Well I'm not surprised.  They are utterly beautiful.
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Re: Big bell,uranium handle...
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2012, 02:10:05 PM »
I've never seen one with a white rim. Nice one. Such bells are usually dear, even damaged.

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Re: Big bell,uranium handle...
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2012, 08:52:51 AM »
Keith I found this - apparently sold as Nailsea glass  via Dreweatts
http://testing.dreweatts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95&Itemid=93&saleno=21872&tfaagcat=G
Not sure about the Nailsea attribution but to be fair I do live in the locality and I do have an old bell handle bought locally in a box of other bits and pieces.
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Re: Big bell,uranium handle...
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 10:44:53 AM »
Thanks for looking m,can't see any pic's  ::),maybe it's my funny pc ;D ;D

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