Vintage Hawaiian Handbell, Aloha ABA 1987, Hawaii by Ele, Dancer w/Gourd, 141/400 Collectible, Ceramic Bell, Off White & Brown, Island Decor

$140.40 $175.50

The beautiful Aloha ABA Hawaii 1987 collectible handbell is in excellent condition. This particular ceramic handbell is number 141 out of a total of 400 that were made by an artist known as Ele. According to references, ABA is an acronym for Applied Behavior Analysis. Aloha ABA is a behavioral therapy provider supposedly located in Mililani, Hawaii. This handbell was most likely commissioned by Aloha ABA to raise awareness for behavioral health. The artist known as Ele has supposedly made ceramic pieces dating back to the 1950's. While there may not be a lot of information available about the artist, the quality of the work speaks for itself. The theme of this collectible handbell is "Dancer w/Gourd". The gorgeous off-white to very light creamy-beige is beautifully decorated with chocolate brown and copper accents. While the colors are more solid at the top, bottom, in the writing, and the Dancer w/Gourd figure, the rest has a gorgeous sponge-like appearance that is very similar to that found on older spongeware. The colors and accents come together perfectly to give this gorgeous handbell a warm and welcoming charm. The ceramic tongue is in the shape of a small pineapple. The tongue swings back and forth on clear filament very similar to fishing line. Also, it is important to note that the measurements of the handbell indicate that it is a custom made - one-off - ceramic collectible. The round bottom of the handbell is actually out-of-round by approximately 1/16". This is evidence that it was most likely made by hand as opposed to it simply being a mass-produced blank handbell that was later-on glazed and decorated.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual.

There are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this gorgeous "Dancer w/Gourd" Hawaiian ABA collectible ceramic handbell. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the handbell - mainly on the bottom where it has come in contact with different surfaces. There is some crackle happening under the glaze which is not from damage but from age and/or original materials used. Also, there are some pin-size imperfections in the glaze that are most likely due to air pockets forming in the material and/or color during production. The tongue is fully intact and dings quite loudly.

The decorative possibilities for this collectible Aloha ABA Hawaii 1987 collectible ceramic handbell are many. The china cabinet or display curio would be enhanced by the addition of this beautiful ceramic handbell. Also, the open collectibles shelf or bookcase would welcome this gorgeous collectible handbell for its particular "Dancer w/Gourd" theme along with its warm and welcoming charm. In addition, the growing ceramic arts collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this rare limited-production ceramic Hawaiian handbell.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeous Aloha ABA Hawaii 1987 handbell for its excellent condition, warm and welcoming charm, rare limited-production, ABA subject matter, "Dancer w/Gourd" theme, and beautiful overall appearance.

The gorgeous Aloha ABA Hawaii 1987 collectible ceramic handbell weighs 4.9 oz.

The off-white and brown handbell measures 6 5/8" tall x approximately 3" wide from outside to outside x approximately 3 1/16" deep from front to back outside to outside.

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Vintage Hawaiian Handbell Aloha ABA 1987 Hawaii by Ele 141/400 Dancer w/ Gourd Collectible Ceramic Hand Bell Tropical Decor Home Decoration Off White & Brown w Copper Color

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