1936 PORCELAIN OLYMPIC BELL + WOODEN BASE
This untouched item is a correct replica of the Olympic Bell at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin where the 11th Olympic Summer Games took place in 1936.
Along the bottom it says: "Ich rufe die Jugend der Welt" (I am calling the youth of the world) and "11. Olympische Spiele Berlin" (11th Olympic Games Berlin). Along the center part of the bell are the dates "1 -16 August", on the opposite site the year 1936, also the Brandenburg Gate and an eagle holding the Olympic Rings. The total height is about 14 cm, the lower diameter is 10 cm. The porcelain bell-clapper is also intact. There are no chips or cracks.
The bell has the maker mark inside; it was made by the Koenigliche Porzellanmanufaktur (KPM or Royal Porcelain Maker) in Berlin, one of the top makers of high quality porcelain in Germany, as a souvenir of the XXI Olympic Games held in Hitler's Berlin.
Very important detail: the porcelain bell still has its original black painted wooden stand; this stand was made to preserve the bell-clapper avoiding it touches the surface where the bell is positioned on, being it longer than the bell itself.