This beautiful different polished handbell is made of quality brass. The maritime church bell will make a great addition to any bell collection or look great displayed in any household. This is truly a stunning piece of nautical decor.
Originally, Ship’s Bells were used to signal the passage of time during a traditional four-hour watch stood by the ship’s crew members. The bell would be rung every half hour thereafter. To signal the passage of the first half-hour the bell would be rung once, after the first hour it would be rung twice, at the end of 1 1/2 hours it would be rung three times, etc. At the end of four hours, the bell would be rung eight times, and then a new shift of crew members would take over the watch and repeat the same pattern by ringing the bell once after the passage of their first half-hour of standing watch. Ortus Arts Handbells come in 2 finishes, GOLD & SILVER.
Size – 3 x 3 x 6.25 inches.
Weight – 200 Grams.