Ornamental Pendant or Wind-bell

Object Name: 
Ornamental Pendant or Wind-bell

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Object Name: 
Ornamental Pendant or Wind-bell
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
51.6.565
Dimensions: 
Top Part to Bell at Bottom of Pendant H: 33 cm; Top Part Diam: 13.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
possibly 1800-1825
Credit Line: 
Gift of Martin S. Rosenblatt
Primary Description: 
Transparent and translucent yellowish-colorless dull glass with greyish weathering; free blown, formed, engraved and carved; a flat slightly curved top part in a cloud-pattern in open work holds two long pendants each consisting of six group of pairs of bells attached by chains to rings and at top and bottom to pediment-like parts in open work (the bottom part is holding only one bell) larger ring with a pair of bells is attached to the center of the top part. A large pediment-like part in open work holding a ring with a pair of tassels, another ring with a pair of tassels and a third ring with a pair of large bells (one missing) and a small bell belong to the pendant; the reconstruction is questionable. Each bell is attached to a small pediment-like part. Engraved geometric patterns on bells, pediments and rings.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rosenblatt, Martin S., Source
1951
Gump, R. B., Former Collection
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