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Berlin, Germany
DoneSat, Apr 23, 2016 12:00 PM GMT

Fascination Servants Bell Pushes and Bronzes

In the late 19th century, electricity had found its way into everyday life. Besides equipping roads and homes with electric light, households with servants were also provided with electric bells ? pressing the button was enough to send for a maid or butler. This auction takes you back to that time and presents a remarkable variety of different push bells that constitute highly popular collectibles. Outstanding examples like the hanging bell push with large monkey or the table bell with silver mushroom on lapis lazuli base illustrate the artisanal skills of their creators and give an impression of the profuse variety of shapes in the field of electric bells. The exquisite offer of this auction is also rounded off by several high-quality Vienna Bronzes, amongst which the rocky designed work with expedition group or the female half nude with ashtray and cigarette holder are to be particularly highlighted.