Circa: 1950 Condition: Used Manufacturer: Monarch China
This large china dinner bell with wooden handle and gold metal finial on top and gold trim is marked: Music Maker 1920 from an original early work by Norman Rockwell / Collector Series Limited Edition by Monarch China. Norman Rockwell was born in New York on 3rd February, 1894. Rockwell enjoyed drawing and decided he wanted to be an artist at an early age. He studied at Chase Art School, the National Academy of Design and the Arts Students League. While a student he began having his drawings published in Boys Life magazine. Rockwell's editor was so impressed by his work and made him art director of the magazine. Rockwell's ambition was to produce a painting used on the front-cover of the Saturday Evening Post. In March 1916 he travelled to Philadelphia to see George Horace Lorimer, the editor of the magazine. When Lorimer saw his work he immediately accepted two covers and commissioned three more. This was the start of his long-term relationship with the magazine that was to last over 45 years. The picture on front is in very good condition but some of the black print on the back of the bell is showing wear, as I have shown in my pictures, and it measures 7 3/4 inches tall and 4 1/8 inches across the base. An addition to any Norman Rockwell Bell Collection. SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions feel free to contact me and thank you for looking.