19th Century Swiss Signed Bronze Cow Bell with Original Leather Strap and Buckle
Bring the Swiss countryside into your home with this large antique bell and collar. Crafted by Giesserei, Luzerne, Switzerland circa 1880, the elegant bronze bell features several motifs in relief including floral medallions around the top, bear motifs in the center and grape decor around the bottom. The bell has the original brown leather strap with iron buckle. These kind of bells had various distinctive sounds and were used to locate cattle in the pasture. Cows or sheep would wear them around their neck so owners or shepherds could easily recognize their herd no matter the distance. The bell is in excellent condition with a rich patinated bronze finish. Measures: 9″ diameter.
|Dimensions||9" W x 9" D x 8" H|