This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver hand bell has a plain bell-shaped form.
The surface of this silver table bell is embellished with impressive bright cut engraved floral and foliate decoration.
The decoration to the surface of the bell incorporates a vacant cartouche to one side, in addition tooled decorated border to the upper and lower portions.
The table bell is fitted with a panelled, knopped baluster shaped cast sterling silver handle.
This impressive Victorian table bell is fitted with the original hallmarked, compressed clapper.
This antique table/hand bell was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths John & Henry Lias.
Such decorated examples are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.
Maker: John & Henry Lias