This is the original of a small series of cast bells, modelled from a round bell by cutting and hammering. This one is made in 800 silver, which is being used for bellmaking since long. The dragon in my own 950 silver is completely forged, its wings have a slight anticlastic spin. Its eyes are inlaid with pure gold, and the comb is my own dark gold alloy with palladium. The intricate pattern upon the hexagonal bell, all worked over with ball punches and hammered after soldering, and its thick walls at the brim give it a strong, but mellow sound with a fine core and a harmonious bouquet of overtones of about one full second. The bail is made in 800 palladium enriched silver, strong and shiny.
All except the bell is hand polished with an agathe, so it is not only brilliant, but also hard against scratches, and of course the bail is end forged.
Pendant in wear resistant cobalt-chrome based alloy with 16% of nickel, hammer in 950 silver.
Signed inside the bell above the hitting line of the hammer.
Due to Artfinder's regulations, I can only state the true dimensions of the bell here:
hight: 49 mm
diameter at the brim: ca. 17 mm
weight: 18,3 gr.
950 silver, gold, palladium, silver, copper, chrome-nickel based alloy