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Jamestown Bell Pewter Ornament

$22.00

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Description

Made locally by Virginia Pewtersmith, this 3″ pewter ornament displays an image of the Jamestown church bell.

In the course of over a century of excavations, archaeologists uncovered six scattered fragments of a bronze bell that were determined to be from the 1608 church within James Fort.

Using information from the original pieces, B.A. Sunderlin Bell Foundry in Virginia cast a replica bell for Jamestown Rediscovery. In 2019, as part of the 400th anniversary celebrations, the replica bell was hung in the newly-constructed model belfry of the 1617 timber framed church.