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A very rare and unusual summoning bell. in the form of a blackamoor carrying lobster pots. the figure of the negro in fire gilded ormolu and patinated bronze is from the first decade of the 19th century , circa 1810. he stands upon a gilt metal mounted naturalistic porcelain base below which is mounted the bell. you press the lever and release and a clear bell sounds. french circa 1810 and later. 5.75 inches high by 3.25 inches wide and 3.5 inches deep ( 14.37 cms by 8 cms by 8.75 cms).