iPhone photo of the day: ornamental ring bell string conduit

This is a rare ring bell string conduit from the La Belle Epoque Period of Bucarest. It adorns the doorway of “Carturesti” bookshop and is still in an excellent condition. The string linking the bell with the its handle would have passed through a small hole within the small barrel like element seen at the centre of this artefact.

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Doorbell string conduit, adorning an 1900s Little Paris style house in Icoanei area, Bucuarest (©Valentin Mandache)