I have had a much smaller one of these, some years ago, I was thrilled this week to come across an over-sized version of this unusual bell in the form of a dinner gong. Made from solid cast English brass, there is a push button each side of the gong which when pushed causes the clapper to hit the gong, creating a loud, pleasant but authoritative ring. Having been professionally re-polished to it's former glory, the bell dates to around 1880 and remains in superb condition. The feet span 8 1/2" x 6 1/4" with the gong diameter measuring 6"; standing 8 3/4" tall. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either email us or your are welcome to call at our store on Friday, or Saturday at 574-594-9100. We will help arrange shipping for you; our experience with large or small has been excellent. We do offer an easy layaway program. Usually just 20% down with the remaining term somewhat negotiable---we try to be very flexible on this. Just email to discuss layaway terms. We guarantee everything we sell to be authentic - no exceptions. We have been in business over 30 years and our reputation is without flaw. Contact us for further information about our store and our online catalog which has photos of all of our current inventory. We normally have additional photos in our catalog. Thanks for looking!