James Barwell Giant Victorian Bronze Church Bell Rare 40kg 17" x 15". This can be added on the invoice if needed or negotiated on price.
This Bell is very Rare, only seen a few of his items sell on the internet. With his coats of arms The hammer is missing with the frame slightly corroded but the dome is perfect. James Barwell had acquired Fiddian's firm of'Steam and Water' in 1842 and retained the trade name. (Thanks to Charles Barwell) Their name is found round the top of some bells. Fiddian' is sometimes stamped on bell handles.JB' is frequently found on the bell shoulder. This mark on a 1939 air raid warden's handbell is also stamped with 39 for the year. This mark on the side of a 50lb bronze bell shows'JB' initials either side of a cross entwined with a'B' in an oval of oak leaves (for Birmingham). It is the maker's mark of James Barwell in the place otherwise often used for the owner's name or crest.
Customers could request bespoke crests or inscriptions. (Thanks to Alderman Peter J P Barwell, grandson of James Barwell and former Lord Mayor of Birmingham).For information on other bellfounders see the Bell Historians website. The item "James Barwell Giant Victorian Bronze Church Bell Rare 30kg 17 x 15 Can Post" is in sale since Thursday, October 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Metalware\Brass\Bells". The seller is "islwar4" and is located in canterbury.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.