LUCKY LITTLE BELL OF SAN MICHELE, CAPRI, ITALY, VINTAGE
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Sold Date: 03/26/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
LUCKY LITTLEBELL OF SAN MICHELE, CAPRI, ITALYVintage sterling During WWII the U.S. had a base on the Isle of Capri. In the town of San Michele, there was a small church which had a bell . During 1944 and 1945, American pilots and crewmen wore little bells made by monks on their flight jacket lapels or as zipper pulls. It was thought to bring them good luck. ****** On one side of the bell are the words: CAMPANINA DELLA FORTUNA which means 'the lucky little bell' . Underneath those words it says: SAN MICHELE. The other side has an engraved four leaf clover, itself a symbol for LUCK, with the word CAPRI inside it. Along one side it says BREV 25 and along the other, it says CAP 800 which means the bell is made of silver. It also has a decorative bottom border all the way around. ****** The bell measures 3/4" by 5/8" by 3/8" with no dents or dings. It has taken on a natural patina. In perfect condition, complete with hanger/chain and clapper. YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS SWEET BELL! ****** U.S. SALES ONLY!
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