Collectible 1979 NORMAN ROCKWELL Porcelain China Dinner Bell "The Wonderful World of Norman Rockwell" FIRST DANCE - The Danbury Mint
Tear-drop finial banded in 14K gold, 14K gold band along the bottom. The front of this collectible dinner bell is the depiction of Norman Rockwell's First Dance, the back of the bell is marked as follow: The Wonderful World of Norman Rockwell, 12 Limited Edition Bells, The Danbury Mint, September 1979, Made in W. Germany.
The clapper of this porcelain china dinner bell is suspended with a silver chain with a large round porcelain china bead at the end.
This Norman Rockwell painting, entitled Children Dancing at a Party, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published January 26, 1918. In this painting, Norman Rockwell returned to what he knew best. Children in humorous situations, such as presented here, had long been a staple of popular magazines. The humorous situation in this painting is one to which most of us can relate. Even when the social situation called for pretending like nothing happened, most of us have been either the toe stepper or steppee. (Isn't it fun - making up words?) Here we see two young couples at a party dancing. All the children are dressed in their nice clothes. All are wearing party hats, except one. The girl whose toe has been stepped on has lost her hat on the floor. It must have toppled when she jumped and grabbed her foot. She seems to be asking her dance partner "Why did you do that?" Her dance partner looks embarrassed at all the commotion. He seems to be saying "It was just an accident," and his body language seems to confirm this. The couple behind them are both grinning. Perhaps they are amused or perhaps they are relieved. Either way, it happened to someone else, instead of them!
This collectible bell measures 5.5" tall, 3.5" wide and weighs 7 ounces. It is in MINT condition and ready to be displayed with your finest porcelain china bell collection! Nice addition for Norman Rockwell collectible artwork lovers, too!
Item ID: RL1779
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