By Chiquita Prestwood
Shown here are only four of the Bells that were made by McCoy Limited. These items are not often found and they are not marked as McCoy Limited. However, they do show up on McCoy Limited catalog pages. All the colors are under glaze which makes them durable and they are very colorful and attractive.
First is the Santa Bell. It measures 6″ tall and matches the McCoy Limited Santa Cookie Jar. Small ceramic ‘ringers’ are attached through a tiny hole in the back.
The Reindeer Bell is shown next. Standing a little taller at 7″ the bell is decorated with holly leaves and berries. The deer has antlers as well as very pretty facial features…nice eye lashes!
Following along in this holiday motif is the Snowman bell. He is 6 l/4″ tall and his bottom (bell) is shaped in swirls. He is nicely accented with his broom and pink scarf. He has ‘coal’ buttons, nice facial features and of course, his black top hat.
Finally comes spring with the Bunny Rabbit Bell. The bunny is grey with pink accents and around the bottom of the bell are green blades of grass.
All of the bells do have a very pleasant ‘ring’ to them. There are other bells in the McCoy Limited line and I’ll show more of them in the future. Thanks Nelson and Billie for these delightful designs.