Pedlar's bell

late 19th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Height 10.2 cm, diameter 7.7 cm (Height 4 in., diameter 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2035

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Red, unglazed clay. The tongue is a lump of clay tied by a piece of string through a hole in the top.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection