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Bell fragment

Bell fragment

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Worshipful Company of Founders

  • Museum number:

    M.39-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is all that is left of a large bronze bell. Bells are extremely heavy and not easily portable, so it was common for them to be broken up when no longer used. This Museum has many bell fragments, illustrating founders' marks or particular inscriptions. This one shows the letters 'TH', an unknown founder's mark.

Physical description

Fragment of a bell bearing the mark of an unidentified founder. The device consists of the initials TH in Roman capitals, joined by a band between a spade and mattock.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1600-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast bronze

Marks and inscriptions

Mark consisting of consists of the initials TH in Roman capitals, joined by a band between a spade and mattock.
Unidentified mark

Dimensions

Height: 7.9 cm, Width: 13.7 cm, Depth: 2.9 cm

Descriptive line

Bronze, England, 17th-century

Labels and date

Bell fragment
Bronze, cast
England; 1600-1700

This is all that is left of a large bronze bell. Bells are extremely heavy and not easily portable, so it was common for them to be broken up when no longer used. This Museum has many bell fragments, illustrating founders' marks or particular inscriptions. This one shows the letters 'TH', an unknown founder's mark.

Given by The Worshipful Company of Founders
Museum no. M.39-1950 []

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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