Bell fragment, 1600-1700. Museum no. M.39-1950. Given by The Worshipful Company of Founders

Bell fragment, 1600-1700. Museum no. M.39-1950. Given by The Worshipful Company of Founders

Bell fragment
England
1600-1700
Bronze, cast
Museum no. M.39-1950
Given by The Worshipful Company of Founders

This is all that is left of a large bronze bell. Bells are extremely heavy and not easily portable, so it was common for them to be broken up when no longer used. This Museum has many bell fragments, illustrating founders' marks or particular inscriptions. This one shows the letters 'TH', an unknown founder's mark.