Solid cast-brass antique bells with a traditional petal design in a soft golden color and a resonant "baritone" sound. Larger petal bells generally have a lower tone than the smaller ones.
These bells are slightly smaller than a tennis ball.
We handpick each of our antique gift bells, choosing bells primarily for exceptional sound and then for very good to excellent appearance. Each year, less than 5 of our antique 3XL bells will sound and look good enough to be gift bells.
Even though they are the best of the best, these large antique bells will have visual flaws -- casting defects, hairline cracks, scratches, etc. -- and they will vary in appearance. If you want a visually perfect bell or if you require the bells to look similar, you will happier with our smaller antique gift bells or new gift bells.
Each bell is buffed to a soft luster, lacquered to retard tarnish, decorated with a glove-soft deerskin lace, and packaged with a durable red gift bag.
More about our bells...
The bells will vary slightly in shape and size. If you order two or more of these bells, we will do our best to send bells that are similar in appearance and tone, but we cannot guarantee they will all match.
International customers -- this bell is too large to ship economically and safely in a lower-cost "flat rate" package. Please choose a bell that is size #8 (2 inches across) or smaller for flat-rate shipping.
Price shown is for one bell with its lace and a gift bag.