An excellent quality antique cast silver bell, the handle fashioned as a classical Roman maiden scantily draped with a robe. The bell is decorated with cherubs, animals, classical head motifs, reclining figures and much more. Inside the bell there is an inscription engraved in old fashioned script*. Weight 268 grams, 8.6 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Diameter 6.7 cms. Marked around the base edge with the Italian silver mark for Rome. Circa 1820.
Signed – *Inscription reads “Ricordo della Pssa Caterina Santacioco” – “Keepsake from the Princess Caterina Santacioco”.