Bell - Bronze

Description
Bell - Bronze
Netherlands - Second half 19th century

Bronze table bell, F. Hemony Me Fecit Anno 1569
Circa 1880, The Netherlands, bronze, in a very good condition
Nicely decorated table bell, heavy quality.
The handle is shaped like a soldier.
The Bell bears the inscription F. HEMONY ME FECIT ANNO 1569
and is decorated with battling knights on horseback.

Properties and dimensions:
- Origin: The Netherlands
- Date: circa 1880 (after casting)
- Material: Bronze.
- Dimensions: 15 cm high, Ø bottom bell 8 cm and 675 grams
- Condition: Very good.

The brothers François Hemony (Levécourt, 1609 - Amsterdam,
1667) and Pierre (Pieter) Hemony (Levécourt, 1619 - Amsterdam, 1680)
were the most important bell casters of the 17th century in the
Netherlands. They were the first in the world to produce a purely
tuned chime, and thereby transformed the
carillon, the Glockenspiel or the chimes to a full-fledged
musical instrument. In the period 1642-1679 they would produce fifty-one
carillons.

Lot details
Object
Bell
Material
Bronze
Estimated Period
Second half 19th century
Country of Origin
Netherlands
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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