19th Cent English Sheep  Bells

19th Cent English Sheep Bells

Code: 10520

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Original 19th Cent Sheep Bells on original leather straps, and leather yoke with carved (pegs) Lockyers. These bells were originally coasted in brass to improve their resonance but this wore off quickly rubbing agaist the sheep and being outside.

The crook, bell and lantern belonged to the shepherd whereas the sheep belonged to the Master. The yoke etc would have been hand carved by the shepherd. This style of 'Clucket' bell was typically used in the south from West Country up to East Anglia etc.

Bell A Giant size Ram Bell on original leather collar. 5 inches at mouth, 7 1/2 at top. Original clapper, leather Lockyers £120

Bell B, smallest Size Clucket Bell being just 2 1/2 inches at mouth on wooden yoke, leather Lockyers, well worn £135

Bell C Very good Clucket Nell on early Yoke, wooden Lockyers, 3 inches at mouth £145

Bell D Sussex Square Canister Bell on original leather collar, leather Lockyers, brass buckle, £115