Bronze ship's bell.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:2,000.00 USD Estimated At:2,500.00 - 3,750.00 USD
Bronze ship's bell.
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This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 10 @ 17:24UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Bronze ship's bell. About 23 lb, 10" tall and 9" in diameter. Bells from shipwrecks are in same category of price and importance (more or less) as bronze cannons, as they are large and heavy but recognizable and rare, as typically each ship only had one bell. This bell is relatively small, so perhaps the ship was also small or the bell had another purpose, but in any case it is intact (just missing part of the hanger at top and of course the clapper inside) and solid, with surface corrosion (no visible markings) inside and out, natural bronze color with some patina and nearly black spots where not so corroded, impressive for display. Recovered from: 1681 Fleet off Panama (Boticaria site).