• Architectural Heritage: The Ad auction at Christies

    Sale 5458

    Architectural Heritage: The Adrian and Suzy Puddy Collection

    10 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 212

    A VICTORIAN BRONZE BELL

    CAST BY G.MEARS, LONDON, 1860

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN BRONZE BELL
    CAST BY G.MEARS, LONDON, 1860
    Cast in low relief, 'MEARS & CO. FOUNDERS, LONDON, 1865'
    20 in. (51 cm.) high


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    The Mears foundry was established in Essex Street, Whitechapel, in 1570, (under a different name), moving to 32-34 Whitechapel Road in 1738. The founders were recognised as masters in the production of bells, and in their catalogue of 1920 list many famous examples of their work. These include Big Ben, the 13 ton bell in Saint Stephen's Tower at Westminster; the Great Bell of Montreal Cathedral; the Great Peter of York Minster; the Great Tom of Lincoln Cathedral; and the Clock Bells of Saint Pauls Cathedral, London.

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