Ornamental Pendant or Wind-bell

Object Name: 
Ornamental Pendant or Wind-bell

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Ornamental Pendant or Wind-bell
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Top Part to Bell at Bottom of Pendant H: 33 cm; Top Part Diam: 13.8 cm
Not on Display
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.
Rosenblatt, Martin S., Source
Gump, R. B., Former Collection