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1930’s Brass Elephant Claw Bell Detailed Embossed India Made - $40 (New Hyde Park)

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This beautiful claw bell, made in India as indicated underneath the top rim, is from the 1930’s. Spherical bells, such as this one, were widely known as elephant bells because they were hung from elephants as a decoration or as a method to alert pedestrians of an approaching elephant. The bells were also thought to bring good luck and to display or symbolize wealth and position. Sometimes, they were utilized in religious events and festivals.
This bell is made from high quality brass material and measures approximately 2 1/2” in height and 2 1/4” wide. Has 11 claws. The exterior is engraved with an intricate floral and abstract design pattern which is hand painted red and blue.
This would be a nice addition to any decorative collection or any collection of items with cultural importance.
It is very well made and in working order. Makes a pleasant sound. Wear is consistent with age. Some patina.
Cash only. Pickup in New Hyde Park, Nassau County, Long Island.

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