A late 19th or early 20th century beehive shaped counter bell. These items were used on retail counters, in hotels etc to call attention. This example is in a lovely beehive shape and you press the top to ring the bell. The body is brass and the bell is either a special brass grade for bells, or a bell metal being a different colour to the body.
Normal period wear and aging -see images for overall surface condition. Works fine.
Height: 11 cm ( 4 1/4 inch )