Gilded Apostles HandBell and Plate

Title

Gilded Apostles HandBell and Plate

Subject

Musical Instruments -- Hand bell
Musical Instruments -- Apostles Bell

Description

Writing or engraving on the bell are the twelve Apostles around skirt, kneeling cherubs form handle, cross on top. This bell is a replica of the nine ton bell handing in the basilica of St. Peter’s cathedral, Rome, known as the most beautiful bell in the world. Handbell noted in 1846-47 Washington diary of Elizabeth L. C. Dixon, Hartford, CT published in White House History, Issue 33.

Also, with the Bell is an accompanying Plate

Creator

Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Original Format

Gilded brass

Physical Dimensions

Height: 7 ¼”
Diameter skirt: 4 ¼”

Files

Hand_Bell_From_Dixon_Family.jpg

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Date Added
February 28, 2012
Collection
OBJECTS
Item Type
Still Image
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Citation
Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist, “Gilded Apostles HandBell and Plate,” E - A r c h i V e s , accessed March 7, 2021, https://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/541.