Harness bells (5)

Object Number: 
N.341.1-5
Date: 
ca. 1808-1848
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Diameter (N.341.2): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Diameter (N.341.1): 3 in. (7.6 cm) Diameter (N.341.3): 2 in. (5.1 cm) Diameter
Marks: 
engraved: "N & S/N7"; "WB"
Description: 
Five spherical bronze harness bells ranging in size; upper portion engraved with concentric circles surrounded by flower petals; the two largest have maker's marks in the center of the circles.
Gallery Label: 
The second bell was probably made by William Barton, Jr. who worked out of East Hampton, Ct.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group