crotal bell identification marks
only a drilled stump remains. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so. perpendicular to those on the upper half. There is a worn cartouche on one side of the sound slot, possibly The two halves are mismatched in size, the upper being They were used on horse harnesses etc. However, as horse-drawn transport faded with the advent of the automobile, so … The bell rings clearly now and it is strange to think the last time it rung was probably over three hundred years ago! The integral suspension loop is broken, and This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. as decorative elements, and range in size from roughly 2.5 cms to well over 10 cms. The top halve of the bellchamber is decorated with a sunburst design and the bottom a scrolling pattern. The upper half has two In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site’s House Rules please Flag This Object. Crotal bells were extremely popular from at least the early medieval period and although many founders also made this type of bell, no others offered such a range of sizes (over 30!). Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public. Read more. A Post-Medieval copper/tin alloy 'crotal' (animal) bell cast c.AD 1500-1700. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This page has been archived and is no longer updated. I got a very strong signal and unearthed the bell, it was only about three inches deep. design. maker's mark of a hammer symbol on one side of the sound slot. _____ XP Deus, Makro Racer,Makro Racer 2, Makro Multi Kruzer ,Makro multi anfibio , simplex +, orx/9" HF coil ,XP Mi-6 pointer. Features of a cast spherical bell, seen on WILT-1BFA8A and KENT-71B3F7. Early medieval ones were made in two separate halves that after putting a metal pea (this rolls around and so makes it sound) inside were either soldered or crimped together but around 1400 the method of casting them in one whole piece and the magic of just how a ball of metal came to get inside was born. Read more. #2 06-27-2019, 07:13 AM Bayoutalker. lovely pewter crotal bell with makers marks. Bells were cast until the end of the 1800s, when an American manufacturer developed a process to stamp bells out of sheet metal, greatly expediting the production process. This crotal bell has the makers hammer mark and can be seen on the UK Detector Finds Database. sound holes; the lower sound holes are joined together by a slot and are Robert Well I 1760-1780, Robert Wells II 1792-1799, Aldbourne. Can anyone help me identify and find the history of it ? The The bell was cast in one piece and the suspension loop was drilled. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Often there is a mark of a founder’s hammer instead of, or as well as, an individual maker’s mark. considerably larger than the lower at the mould joint line. The corroded iron pea survives within the bell but fused to the inside. You will receive a new password via e-mail. A Crotal bells made in this way are the earlier 16th-17th century examples as after this the found a way to cast the bell with the hole already in the loop. copper alloy 'crotal' (animal) bell cast c.AD 1500-1700. cast copper-alloy crotal bell. perpendicular to those on the upper half. This is a number 32 and it measures 158mm across (the little one by its side is the smallest one produced and measures 32mm across). Both upper and suspension loop is rectangular, with an as-cast aperture. Required fields are marked *. As is usually the case, it was full of soil when I found it so I soaked it in water overnight and cleaned out all the dirt using a wooden skewer. Bell manufacturers began to shape an industry in the eighteenth century, casting their makers’ marks and ornate designs on individual bells. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. They were produced in various Pre-Columbian cultures.In Europe they were made from probably before the early Middle Ages and though many founders cast bells of this type, the Robert Wells bell foundry of Aldbourne, Wiltshire produced the largest range. Some work has been done on the manufacture of cast spherical bells, and some makers and makers’ marks, published on the UKDFD website. The corroded iron pea survives within Crotal Bell – 16th-17th century. There is a This crotal bell has the makers hammer mark and can be seen on the UK Detector Finds Database. Crotal bells made in this way are the earlier 16th-17th century examples as after this the found a way to cast the bell with the hole already in the loop. Please enter your e-mail address. The upper half has the bell but fused to the inside. Crotal bells were extremely popular from at least the early medieval period and although many founders also made this type of bell, no others offered such a range of sizes (over 30!). The bell was cast in one piece and the suspension loop was drilled. Based on manufacturing and stylistic grounds, the bell can be dated to some time in the 16 th /17 th century period. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Crotal bells (Greek 'crotalon' - castanet or rattle) are various types of small bells or rattles. suspension loop is of sub-rectangular form with a drilled hole. Your email address will not be published. decorated with a sunburst design and the bottom a scrolling pattern. Other cast copper-alloy bells. 1 post • Page 1 of 1. lordofthecoils Posts: 5262 Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:35 pm Location: kent Has thanked: 429 times Been thanked: 194 times. Please tell us a little about your finds and if possible add a few pictures. Click a button to explore other objects in the timeline. The upper half of the bellchamber is fish-scale pattern. The cast copper-alloy crotal bell, complete with iron pellet. decorated with a petal/sunburst design, and the lower half with a Website by Michael Palmer - Copyright 2018 NHRG. with a drilled hole. http://www.norfolkheritagerecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Crotal-Bell.m4a. A Post-Medieval Cast using bell metal it is a fantastic example of the founders art, indeed Robert Wells and his two sons Robert and James were without doubt the most skilful in the land where crotal bell production was concerned. The upper half has two sound holes; the lower sound holes are joined together by a slot and are perpendicular to those on the upper half. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. View more objects from people in Wiltshire. Your email address will not be published. with a bell-founder's hammer symbol. That’s a fine example of an early Crotal bell Michael, well done! The integral If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Dating from between the mid 1500's to the late 1700's, crotal bells were made of either pewter or a copper alloy. The top halve of the bellchamber is A The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum. Culture 24 - Listings, Resources, Reviews. lower halves of the bellchamber are decorated with a linear sunburst The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. The top of the Arrington crotal bell (photo courtesy of Stephen Reed) The bell has a diameter of 30mm, is 36mm in overall height and weighs 47 grams. two sound holes; the lower sound holes are joined together by a slot and are Far too large for animal use it was probably mounted on a wagon. decorated with a similar sunburst design. of the sound slot. Both halves of the bellchamber are BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. I dug a large crotal bell with the makers mark of OMO. The suspension loop is of sub-rectangular form Learn how your comment data is processed. For 250years several founders worked their trade in Aldbourne and although only a drop in the ocean where church tower bell manufacturing was concerned with crotal bells Aldbourne was unrivalled. Post by lordofthecoils » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:51 pm. There is a maker's mark of CL within a circle on one side copper/tin alloy 'crotal' (animal) bell cast c.AD 1500-1700. I found it using my Makro Racer on freshly cut meadow land in South Norfolk. The ground was extremely dry and I had only been detecting for around 30 minutes. A Post-Medieval lovely pewter crotal bell with makers marks. corroded iron pea survives within the bell but fused to the inside. This Crotal bell was the largest offered by the Robert Wells bell foundry of Aldbourne, Wiltshire. Many makers are known, though the identity of the maker of some of the most commonly found bell varieities is still, oddly enough, a mystery.

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