Three inches, the handles of bells depict nativity characters, and are marked on back, "Nativity Bell RAB." Each has a small hole for hanging on the Christmas tree.
Each bell figure was created from characters depicted in the nativity painting done by the Florentine Italian artist, Sandro Botticelli c1445-1510.
The first two bells issued in 1983, feature the Christ Child and Wise Man Melchoir with a coffer of gold. (Note: The bells are not polished, but were photographed in their 80's vintage finish!)
For 1984 there was an Angel, and Wise Man Baltazar with Incense.
In 1985 Wise Man Jaspar with his gift of Myrrh, and a Shepherd with a lamb at his feet.
Joseph and a Noblewoman were the characters for 1986.