Table bell

Nicolas-Joseph Wodon
ca. 1770

Whilst this type of object is not uncommon, the fact that it was made in Namur explains its rarity. The bell was made by silversmith Nicolas-Joseph Wodon (1710-1785), who became the doyen of his profession and then a moneychanger for the Namur magistrature. Later he became Lord of Sorinne-la-Longue. The bell dates from around 1770. The Pierre François Tilmon Fund made the acquisition at Christie's in Paris for the Groesbeeck de Croix Museum in Namur. Further information about the Pierre François Tilmon Fund (in French)

Material / technique: 
13,5 cm H
Type of acquisition: 
Acquired by the Pierre François Tilmon Fund
Year of acquisition: 
Depository institution: 
Groesbeeck de Croix Museum, Namur