This Vintage Victorian Mother of Pearl Shell is fitted with a Hotel Front Desk Bell. The Shell has the vestiges of an early floral transfer on its front. It is rather “muddy” looking at this point and could, if you chose be completely removed. The bell works well, it is a twister bell, not a push for the noise bell. I have cleaned this piece, but did not use any steel wool and cleaner on the bell. I do believe if you chose to do so it would sparkle right up. DIMENSIONS: 5 3/8” long max X 4 1/8” wide max CONDITION: very nice vintage condition.