Reed & Barton - 12 Days of Christmas Silverplate Bells with Box - 1978 French Hens and Calling (Colly) Birds

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Annual Edition of Twelve Days of Christmas Bells by Reed & Barton.

1978 Pair of Bells:
Three French Hens - 1978 Approx 1 1/4 inches tall
Four Colly Birds - 1978 Approx 1 3/16 inches tall

Bell portion is approximately 1 7/16 inches tall and 1 1/4 inches in diameter at the large end

Ornaments are mint and the silver plate is as you see in the pictures - untarnished
Box is intact but has shelf wear and browning from age


For centuries, "The Twelve days of Christmas" has been one of our most cherished and festive Christmas Carols. Inspired by this joyful song, Reed & Barton Silversmiths have recreated its timeless characters in rich lifetime silverplate for a unique two-by-two annual series of miniature Christmas Bells.

All of the bells in the series follow the lyrics of the original carol, 'The Twelve Days of Christmas" and each subject in this unusual Christmas list becomes the inspiration for another Reed & Barton silverplated "Twelve Days Bell"...
A Partridge in a Pear Tree - 1977
Two Turtle Doves - 1977
Three French Hens - 1978
Four Colly Birds - 1978
Five Golden Rings - 1979
Six Geese a-laying - 1979
Seven swans a-Simming - 1980
Eight Maids a-milking - 1980
Nine ladies dancing - 1981
Ten lords a-leaping - 1981
Eleven pipers piping - 1982
and twelve drummers drumming - 1982

Each holiday season, Reed & Barton will offer a new pair of Twelve Days Bells until the 'carol' has been completed. Each year, too, all prior editions of Twelve Days Bells will be offered, freshly minted annually for each holiday season.

Thus the collector can always add to or fill in, this distinguished series of silver bells whether for ownership or gift-giving year after year.

For collectors who wish to display their Twelve Days Bells year rond, Reed & Barton offers a handsome wooden display shelf, specially designed to display the Twelve Days Bell collection on a wall or mantle.

Reed & Barton
Established 1824 Taunton Mass

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