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    Posted 5 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4311 items)

    These bells make the most beautiful sound! i couldn't believe it when i rang them! those tines make it sound like many bells. i'm not sure why they have the little tops like these do, nor how they are used, but i want to learn more about them.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Elephant's bells!
      http://www.britishcampaignfurniture.com/products?id=11688
      Your's are decorative items and even musical instruments. Struck like gongs, they are often featured in modern musical arrangements.(Source link beneath, last paragraph and pic).
      http://elephantaday.blogspot.fr/2011/12/elephant-no-62-jingle-bells.html
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      nice work kyra!! exactly right! i found quite a few which said they are from Tibet, but they look Indian to me. the sound is really wonderful and i can imagine an elephant walking by tinkling with these!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ho2cultcha... now you have to find a baby elephant for the nursery ;-))
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      i think i'd rather an old, retired elephant!
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      These are also Benares Ware - good quality and early 20th century/late 19th century.

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