Solid cast-brass antique bells with a traditional petal design and a loud, deep "baritone" sound. These bells are roughly the size of a tennis ball. They come in your choice of quality -- average or extra.
If a large sleigh bell survives a century or more of use on horses without being badly damaged, it will usually have a loud, resonant "clangy" sound and have several cracks or other blemishes due to age and normal use. These average-quality bells are down-to-earth sleigh bells with definite antique character.
A few of our large antique bells are a step above. Compared with average-quality bells, they will have an exceptionally musical sound (more like a "liberty" style teacher's bell) and smaller and fewer defects overall. These are our extra-quality bells. Each year, less than one quarter of our marketable 3XL bells will sound and look good enough to qualify as extra-quality bells.
All of these large antique bells will have some visual flaws -- casting defects, hairline cracks, scratches, etc. These bells will also 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 match. If you want visually perfect bells or if you require the bells to all look and sound similar, you will happier with our smaller antique gift bells or new gift bells.
These golden bells are buffed to a soft luster, lacquered to retard tarnish, decorated with a glove-soft deerskin lace, and packaged with a durable red gift bag.
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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 is for one bell with red lace and gift bag, as shown.