We are pleased to offer this impressive rare and original ships bell from the 161-meter commercial cargo vessel “Crystal Ace.” This incredible piece of history includes the original clapper and has a beautiful clear tone for a vessel of this impressive size.
Provenance: This vessel “Crystal Ace” was launched in February of 1983 in Kobe, Japan and was built as a car carrier delivering Japanese cars to Europe and European cars to Asia. Crystal Ace was last sighted on July 8, 2013 and currently lies underwater at latitude 52.82 degrees north by longitude 46.68 degrees west.
In addition to the makers marks from the foundry that manufactured the bell there is also a very detailed manufacturers ID tag affixed to the bell showing manufacturer date of December,1982 and details of the foundry who originally cast the bell in Japan.
Any collector would be proud to display this heavy, solid brass authentic ships bell from a commercial vessel that was lost at sea. This piece of history is truly a rare find and is certain to make a great gift or nautical artifact collectors’ item.
Dimensions: 11.75” diameter (bottom) x 10.5” in height and weighs 23 pounds.
Condition Report: This nautical treasure shows some minor signs of being underwater. The exterior surface is in beautiful condition reflecting a beautiful unpolished brass exterior patina while the interior has some corrosion on the clapper as it appears to be a dis-similar metal other than brass.
Customers are always welcome to pick up from our store during business hours.
ABOUT US: We are a consignment store located in Lewisville, Texas and have been proudly selling since 2002. Our large showroom is filled with quality furniture, art and collectibles solely from our consignor's estates and private collections.
PLEASE NOTE: Texas customers are subject to pay 8.25% sales tax.
ANTIQUES & VINTAGE: Please remember the items we sell had a previous life. Therefore, there may be light scratches, imperfections or other minor signs of wear. Although we do our very best to describe and provide the correct information about the item, we are not experts.