Gilded Apostles HandBell and Plate

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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

Unknown

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gilded brass

Physical Dimensions

Height: 7 ¼”
Diameter skirt: 4 ¼”

Files

Hand_Bell_From_Dixon_Family.jpg
Date Added
February 28, 2012
Collection
FAMILY PRIVATE COLLECTION
Item Type
Image
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Citation
Unknown, “Gilded Apostles HandBell and Plate,” e A r c h i V e s , accessed April 12, 2024, https://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/541.