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double bell

Stearns #0082

Africa

Upper Congo or Zaire

This Double Bell is crafted from wood with rod clappers. (25.5cm length) Somewhat similar to Stearns #0084.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell & whistle

Stearns #0083

Africa

Upper Congo or Zaire

This egg-shaped Bell is made of wood.

Research: Stearns Staff

double bell

Stearns #0084

Africa

Bayombe Nation, Zaire

Somewhat similar to Stearns #0082, this Wooden Bell has three wooden clappers.

Research: Stearns Staff

devil bell

Stearns #0085

Africa

West Central Africa

This Bell is a section of a nut and has two wooden clappers.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0086

Middle East

Ancient Egypt

This ancient Eygptian Bell is 5.5 cm long and is made of terra cotta. (Stearns #0087, #0088, #0089, & #0091 are made of bronze.)

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0087

Middle East

Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian Bell is made of bronze. Note: bell is damaged. (Stearns #0086 is made of terra cotta.)
Similar: Stearns #0088, #0089, #0091, #0092, #0093, #0095, & #0096.

Research: Stearns Staff

bronze bell

Stearns #0088

Middle East

Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian Bell is made of bronze. (Stearns #0086 is made of terra cotta.)
Similar: Stearns #0087, #0089, #0091, #0092, #0093, #0095, & #0096.

Research: Stearns Staff

bronze bell

Stearns #0089

Middle East

Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian Bell is made of bronze. (Stearns #0086 is made of terra cotta.)
Similar: Stearns #0087, #0088, #0091, #0092, #0093, #0095, & #0096.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0091

Middle East

Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian Bell is made of bronze. (Stearns #0086 is made of terra cotta.)
Similar: Stearns #0087, #0088, #0089, #0092, #0093, #0095, & #0096.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0092

Middle East

Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian Bell is made of bronze. (Stearns #0086 is made of terra cotta.)
Similar: Stearns #0087, #0088, #0089, #0091, #0093, #0095, & #0096.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0093

Middle East

Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian Bell is made of bronze. (Stearns #0086 is made of terra cotta.)
Similar: Stearns #0087, #0088, #0089, #0091, #0092, #0095, & #0096.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0094

Europe

Etruria, Ancient Italy

This bronze Bell is 5 cm high and 3.5 cm wide. Similar to Stearns #0090.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0095

Middle East

Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian Bell is made of bronze. (Stearns #0086 is made of terra cotta.)
Similar: Stearns #0087, #0088, #0089, #0091, #0092, #0093,& #0096.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0096

Middle East

Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian Bell is made of bronze. (Stearns #0086 is made of terra cotta.)
Similar: Stearns #0087, #0088, #0089, #0091, #0092, #0093, & #0095.

Research: Stearns Staff

fetish bell

Stearns #0099

Africa

Liberia

This Bell is made of iron and measures 9 cm in height.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0101

North America

Ngoni, Malawi

This iron Bell measures 5.2 cm in height.

Research: Stearns Staff

cowbell

Herdenglocken, herd bell, clapper bells

Stearns #0102

Europe

Sparta, Greece

This brass Bell measures 10 cm in height.

Research: Stearns Staff

cowbell

clapper bell

Stearns #0103

Europe

Switzerland?

These Cowbells are made of hammered brass sheets that have been bent and soldered into quadrilateral forms.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

cowbell

clapper bell

Stearns #0104

Europe

Switzerland?

These Cowbells are made of hammered brass sheets that have been bent and soldered into quadrilateral forms.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

cowbell

clapper bell

Stearns #0105

Europe

Switzerland?

These Cowbells are made of hammered brass sheets that have been bent and soldered into quadrilateral forms.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

cowbell

clapper bell

Stearns #0106

Europe

Switzerland?

These Cowbells are made of hammered brass sheets that have been bent and soldered into quadrilateral forms.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

cowbell

clapper bell

Stearns #0107

Europe

Switzerland?

These Cowbells are made of hammered brass sheets that have been bent and soldered into quadrilateral forms.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

bell chimes

clapper bells, pellet bells

Stearns #0108

Europe

France?

These three metal Bells are mounted on an oak yoke with a brass handle. The bells produce the following pitches: E flat, F, and G. The bell diameters are 12 cm, 12.1 cm, and 12.5 cm.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

bell chimes

clapper bells, pellet bells

Stearns #0110

Europe

Florence, Italy

This instrument comes to the Stearns Collection from a highly questionable source--Leopoldo Franciolini. Many Franciolini instruments are forgeries or interesting hybrids of original instruments and scrap wood. In this case, we have twelve brass Pellet Bells of various sizes on a red (painted) wooden oval holder with handle (damaged).

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

cai chuong

chung, temple bell

Stearns #0111

Southeast Asia

Vietnam (Anam)

This bronze Bell with a sculpted handle stands 40 cm tall with a 22.2 cm base.

Research: Stearns Staff

sleigh bells

pellet bells

Stearns #0113

Europe

Italy or France?

Made of twelve to seventeen nickel-plated bronze Pellet Bells mounted on eleven black leather straps, this and Stearns #0122 combine to create a chromatic series from c'' to c'''. The end of each strap has a decorative bell (without clapper). The boxwood beater has one side leather-covered side and a cane handle.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

elephant bell

Stearns #0114

India

India (Delhi)

This Indian Bell stands 16.5 cm high and is made of brass. While the 1921 Stearns Catalogue reports that these would have been hung on the trappings of sacred elephants at Delhi, it is more likely that this is a temple bell. The iron clapper is attached to the bell with a hook. The bell is decorated with incised lines around the handle and raised top. The bottom of the bell has red writing on it.

Research: Stearns Staff

zang-i-jami

mosque's bell

Stearns #0115

Middle East

Iran (Persia)

This Mosque Bell is believed to come from a mosque in present-day Iran. This bell is used in the zur xane (house of strength) and is struck by the drummer to mark the end of each series of exercises. Its Persian name, Zang-i-jami, means "bell of the mosque." The term "jami" refers to a large mosque as opposed to a small place of prayer, or "masjid." See Stearns #0119.

Research: Stearns Staff

Mass bell

church bell, Communion bell

Stearns #0116

Europe

Germany?

This cup-shaped iron holder conceals three bronze bells with clappers.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

furin

wind-bell

Stearns #0117

Asia

Japan

This delicate Wind Bell measures 7.5 cm at its base. From the clapper hang three streamers (44cm) consisting of small brass plates and discs that terminate with small bells in the shape of a flower calyx. The Furin are suspended from the eaves of temples and other buildings. The feng-ling (China) and pang-kiang (Korea) are variants. See Stearns #0121.

Research: Stearns Staff

Mass bell

church bell, Communion bell

Stearns #0118

Europe

Germany?

Sometimes called a Sanctus Bell, this medieval-era bell likely comes from Germany. It has intricate cast vinestem decoration, symbols, and names of the four evangelists: MATHEUS, JOHANNES, LUCAS, MARCUS. Small bells such as this one were hung in medieval churches and were rung at three important points during the Catholic Mass.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders and Stearns Staff

zang-i-jami

mosque's bell

Stearns #0119

Middle East

Iran (Persia)

This Mosque Bell is believed to come from a mosque in present-day Iran. This bell is used in the zur xane (house of strength) and is struck by the drummer to mark the end of each series of exercises. Its Persian name, Zang-i-jami, means "bell of the mosque." The term "jami" refers to a large mosque as opposed to a small place of prayer, or "masjid." This is an iron replica of Stearns #0115.

Research: Stearns Staff

tsurigane

tsuri-gane, bonsho, kane, temple bell

Stearns #0120

Asia

Japan

This decorated bronze Bell stands 20.3 cm tall and is 12.3 cm in diameter at its base.

Research: Stearns Staff

furin

wind-bell

Stearns #0121

Asia

Japan

This piece is similar to Stearns #0117, however, these streamers terminate with globular bells. The Furin are suspended from the eaves of temples and other buildings. The feng-ling (China) and pang-kiang (Korea) are variants.

Research: Stearns Staff

goat bell

Stearns #0126

Europe

Italy?

Hanging 11.7 cm including its leather cord, this semi-conical brass Bell features a rough surface punctuated by smooth flat decorative bands.

Research: Stearns Staff

cowbell

clapper bell

Stearns #0127

Europe

Italy?

This Cowbell is made from hammered brass sheets that have been riveted together in a quadrilateral shape; stands 12.9 cm high.

Research: Stearns Staff

dril-bu

drilbu, temple hand bell

Stearns #0129

Asia

China (Tibet)

This Tibetan temple Hand Bell is made of bronze (cracked). An etched scene dipicts a god with scroll riding on a large fish. The brass handle--not thought to be original to the bell--represents the thunder bolt, dorje.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0130

Africa

Nigeria (Benin)

This decorated Square Bell is made of cast bronze with decorative lines. An inner bell is attached to the larger bell with a metal wire at its top.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0133

Asia

China

From the 1921 Stearns Catalogue: This bronze Bell is 10.5 cm in height; its form resembles that of the ancient hiuen-chung (China).

Research: Prof. Albert A. Stanley

bell

Stearns #0134

Southeast Asia

Burma

This Burmese bronze Bell features sets of engraved rings encircling its exterior. The metal clapper is suspended by a chain.

Research: Stearns Staff

bell

Stearns #0135

Southeast Asia

Burma

Standing 21.8 cm high, this brass alloy Bell with flared base features bands of engraved rings on the bell's exterior. The crown of the bell is surrounded by bas relief petals of elliptical shape. The top of the bell takes the form of an arch comprised of two sculpted lions standing back-to-back (approximately 6.5 cm high). An interlocking handle that is attached with a metal peg is threaded through this arch and consists of two dragons joined at their tails.

Research: Stearns Staff

donkey bell

Stearns #0136

Middle East

Iran (Persia)

This bronze donkey Bell has a second inner bell that serves as a clapper.

Research: Stearns Staff

ghungru

ghunghuru, ghungar, ghungur, ghunur, ghunghru

Stearns #0139

India

India

These fifteen small brass Bells hang from a cord and function as cow bells.

Research: Stearns Staff

suzu

chime, kagura-sudsu

Stearns #0142

Asia

Japan

Kagura is the Japanese word for Shinto music. This hand-held Bell tree is made up of thirteen brass globular bells hanging from metal rings which are fastened to a handle. It is used in Shinto ceremonies.

Research: Stearns Staff

library bell

Stearns #0143

Europe

Italy?

This brass Bell features three decoratively cast brass sections with threaded joints and handle. The bell section contains a reservoir with perforated top for sand. The midsection has a compartment that contains writing quills.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

pellet bell

temple hand bell, e-sudsu.

Stearns #0144

Asia

Japan

This bronze Bell with incised decoration is 17.5 cm in length.

Research: Stearns Staff

animal bell

Stearns #0164

Europe

Italy?

This animal Bell is 4.5 cm in diameter and is made of decoratively cast brass. Similar to Stearns #0166.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

animal bell

Stearns #0166

Europe

Italy?

This animal Bell is 5.5 cm in diameter and made of nickel-plated brass. Similar to Stearns #0166.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

goat bell

pellet bell

Stearns #0170

Middle East

Egypt

Similar to a sleigh bell, this brass goat Bell is 7 cm in diameter.

Research: Stearns Staff

bells

harness bells, carillons

Stearns #0172

Europe

Italy?

These three Harness Bells (pellet bells) are nickel-plated brass (5.6 cm) that have been attached to a nickel-plated metal holder with three spokes. It has a leather strap with metal buckle. This is similar to Stearns #0176.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

bell chimes

sistrum

Stearns #0173

Europe

France or Germany?

This Bell Tree is made of two rows of cup-shaped bells of different pitch. It has thirteen diatonic (one missing) bells and eleven chromatic bells (b flat -b'' flat) that are suspended on wooden rods with brass fittings. A light metal beater (missing) is passed over the edges of the bells to produce a glissando effect.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

clochette de timon

Stearns #0174

Europe

Italy?

These two nickel-plated brass Bells of slightly different diameter have been pinned mouth-to-mouth. The smaller gong is 7.5 cm and the larger is 7.8 cm in diameter. The handle and mount are nickel-plated.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

bells

harness bells, carillons

Stearns #0176

Europe

Italy?

These Harness Bells utilize four smaller nickel-plated brass pellet bells that surround a central pair of nickel-plated bells that have been pinned mouth-to-mouth. There are two clappers. The nickel-plated metal holder has four spokes with a threaded mount at the base. This is similar to Stearns #0172.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

kajirei / zichirei

chimes

Stearns #0180

Asia

Japan

From the 1921 Stearns Catalogue: Three bronze ring-like Bells, or gongs, of bronze are strung upon a wire that has been bent into a circle. The wire is then fastened to a handle (missing). Each bell is made of two sections that have been joined at the inner edges while leaving the outer edges resting slightly apart. Which of the names given is applicable rests upon one's definition of bell and gong. Very similar in form to Stearns #0055.

Research: Prof. Albert A. Stanley

Mass bell

church bell, Communion bell

Stearns #0181

Europe

Germany

Each arm of this brass frame--which takes the form of a Greek cross--suspends a shallow, gong-shaped brass bell. It has four small brass crucifix decorations. It would have been rung three times at the Sanctus, once when the celebrant places his hands over the chalice of wine, and three times at the Domine nonsum dignus.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders and Stearns Staff

tuning bell

Stearns #0183

Europe

Rome, Italy

This metal Bell is mounted on a walnut box resonator; it measures 9.3 cm in height and is pitched at a'.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

chime

Stearns #0184

Middle East

Egypt

This brass Chime features four globular bells mounted on a metal handle. The bells are 9.5 cm in diameter.

Research: Stearns Staff

hand bell

clochette, sonette, Tischglocke, Handglocke, campanello a mano

Stearns #0185

Europe

Bradford, England

This is a set of eighteen bronze hand bells with brass clappers and mounts. The compass of the set is the diatonic scale of B flat major from f to d'', with b natural, b natural', and f sharp' interpolated; b and e' are duplicated. The leather handles are stamped with pitches. Marked with, "J. SHAW SON & CO. / LEEDS ROAD / BRADFORD".

Set consists of Stearns #0185, #0186, #0187, #0188, #0189, #0190, #0191, #0192, #0193, #0194, #0195, #0196, #0197, #0198, #0199, #0200, #0201, & #0202.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

brass camel bells

bell frame

Stearns #0254

Middle East

Egypt

This formidable structure stands 68.5 cm tall and is placed vertically on the back of a camel during public processions, especially in marriage trains. The upright, rectangular frame of turned posts has ornamental scrollwork at its top and is inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The front is covered with an sheet iron fastened with large, flat-headed iron nails. Twenty-four brass bells having a flattened conical form are hung from the iron sheet.

Research: Stearns Staff

camel bell

Stearns #0255

Middle East

Egypt

This copper Camel Bell measures 15.5 cm in height and 6.8 cm in diameter (base).

Research: Stearns Staff

Turkish crescent

jingling Johnny, Chinese pavilion, chapeau chinois, pavillon chinois, Schellenbaum, jingling johnnie

Stearns #0256

Europe

Italy

This 47 cm steel rod--set in a black wooden handle and decorated with a brass ball near the top--carries a brass crescent surmounted by a bell-shaped ornament. Four very small pellet bells hang from the crescent and four additional pellet bells hang (one missing) from the larger bell-shaped ornament. Also attached are two "horsetails". See Stearns #0257 & #0259.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

Turkish crescent

jingling Johnny, Chinese pavilion, chapeau chinois, pavillon chinois, Schellenbaum, jingling johnnie

Stearns #0257

Europe

Florence, Italy

This instrument comes to the Stearns Collection from a highly questionable source--Leopoldo Franciolini. Many Franciolini instruments are forgeries or interesting hybrids of original instruments and scrap wood. In this case, a wooden handle carries a brass rod on which are loosely fastened--so as to turn freely--a brass crescent, a piece of sheet brass in the form of a lyre, and an inverted scalloped cone of the same metal. The cone has eight small pellet bells and eight small clapper bells (three missing). The lyre has two pellet bells (one missing). The large crescent has eight pellet bells (one missing) and ten pellet clapper bells (one missing). Two "horsetails" are also attached. The cone, by its resemblance to a Chinese hat, is responsible for the French designation.

See Stearns #0256 & #0259.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

Turkish crescent

jingling Johnny, Chinese pavilion, chapeau chinois, pavillon chinois, Schellenbaum, jingling johnnie

Stearns #0259

Europe

Germany

Similar to Stearns #0256 and #0259, this 40.3 cm (extant) long instrument is missing its central pole. The ornamental headpiece has a decorative brass ball and crescent with four small clapper bells. A bell-shaped ornament has four small clapper bells and two "horsetails" that are suspended from the brass armature.

Research: Prof. James M. Borders

cowbell

clapper bell

Stearns #0260

Europe

Switzerland

The heart-shaped body of this Cowbell is fashioned from thin bronze, and is supplied with an iron tongue. Two long iron buckles serve to adjust the broad leather strap about the neck of the animal. The 1921 Stearns Catalogue claims that, "This type of bell is used on festival occasions to designate the finest animal of the herd. The leather strap is then profusely decorated with flowers. When the herds come from the Alps to the valley, the leader always bears the finest-toned bell."

Research: Stearns Staff

hand bells

clochette, sonette, Tischglocke, Handglocke, campanello a mano, clapper bells

Stearns #1778

Europe

Bradford, England

These Hand Bells consist of a chromatic set of thirty-seven bells.

Research: Stearns Staff

hand bells

clochette, sonette, Tischglocke, Handglocke, campanello a mano

Stearns #2111

This is a set of thirteen hand bells.

Research: Stearns Staff





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