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Bell - Bronze, Italy, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: HT 22573

Bronze bell manufactured in Italy and displayed in the Italian Court at the Melbourne International Exhibition. The family of John Twycross have always believed it to be modelled on one of the bell from St Peter's Basilica, Rome.
Tapering out cylindrical with four putti around finial at top. Around body of bell a religious processional below hanging lamps and flying putti. Two medallions with portrait busts and heraldic shields (indistinct).
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr Will Twycross, 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 150 mm (Height), 80 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, royal exhibition building, religious artifacts, decorative arts, bronze products
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, John Twycross Melbourne International Exhibitions Collection
Secondary Classification: International Exhibitions
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
Place & Date Made: Italy, circa 1880
Place & Date Exhibited: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Collector: Mr John Twycross, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, 1880

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