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Doug Lindstrand Bell. This is a vintage porcelain bell that depicts a polar bear with its cub on a blue background and gilt trim. Signed Doug Lindstrand, the renowned Alaska wildlife sketch artist, this porcelain bell measures almost 5 inches tall. Partial sticker on the inside indicates this bell may have been purchased at Denali National Park.
During the 1800ís in Staffordshire England, in an effort to cut costs and increase business, many porcelain manufacturers and potters were trying to find a substitute for porcelain. Porcelain at the time was both expensive and hard to export because of breakage. It was also difficult to mass produce the beautiful porcelain pieces of the time. So the quest for many of the potters was to find a substitute that was easily mass produced to cut costs and to find a durable substitute for porcelain, which could be easily exported to Australia and the new colonies in the United States.