Only word-marked with STERLING on eccentric piece. While resting like a table bell, the tinkle can only be made by holding in a high raised position and rocking gently back and forth...side to side gets nada. Not in the National Trust depictions of any of the summonsing type bells, but could this have been designed to rest in a hanger that activated the movement? Or just for the genteel hand calling for attention at the feast? Wouldn't seem to do much for Xmas Caroling.