COW BELL FROM LIECHTENSTEIN VINTAGE GREAT SOUND & COND

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 12,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

You are bidding on a great looking

COW BELL

from

LIECHTENSTEIN,

the smallest Kingdom in Europe.

"Liechtenstein is a small Alpine principality in central Europe between Austria and Switzerland. It was created as a principality within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719 and became independent in 1866. Vaduz is the capital. Population: 34,200. A tourist centre, Liechtenstein is also a centre of banking because of its stable political situation and its absolute bank secrecy. It is a constitutional monarchy with one legislative house; its chief of state is the prince, and the head of government is the prime minister. The Rhine plain was occupied for centuries by two independent lordships of the Holy Roman Empire,Vaduz and Schellenberg. The principality of Liechtenstein, consisting of these two lordships, was founded in 1719 and remained part of the Holy Roman Empire. It was included in the German Confederation,1815 âe" 66. In 1866 it became independent, recognizing Vaduz and Schellenberg as unique regions forming separate electoral districts. In 1921 it adopted Swiss currency, and in 1923 it joined the Swiss customs union. A coalition that ruled Liechtenstein for almost 60 years dissolved in 1997. Into the early 21st century Prince Hans Adam II continued his long-standing battle for constitutional changes that would increase his powers. "

This original cow bell is signed in the front: Liechtenstein.

It is in excellent vintage condition. The heavy clanger produces a great typical sound.

The bell is hand-decorated with an Edelweiss and other local flowers. It has a black leather strap attached around the handle of the bell, embellished with 2 stars and a cow. The tassels are very colorful. On the top it has a ring for attaching to the cow collar.

This bell is a great collectible!

It measures (strap included) 7" long x 3" at the widest point.

The bell itself is 3 1/4" high (handle included) and the opening is 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"

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