Lot 9: "US" Bronze Ships Bell Dated "1831"

"US" Bronze Ships Bell Dated "1831", This 21" tall bell (total height with wooden support is 31 1/2") with original partial swing mechanism has on its front the date 1831 in raised numerals, just below the date and to the right is script (chalk?) inscription which is hard to read, also on the left side bottom edge is an oval raised mark which appears to have had "US" in the center of it, now filed off, old crusty weathered finish, one very small edge chip, no cracks, includes clapper.

Price Realized: $1,500

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