Sold. Sold. Bell metal, also called bell bronze, is an alloy of copper and about 20% tin. Used in making bells but also excellent for cooking vessels, as the metal is not corroded by acids produced by boiling fruit. etc. (Copper vessels require tin plating which is subject to breakdown.) This bell bronze jam pot has a full swing strap handle which has been rolled slightly for ease of handling and then forged so that it remains in the drilled tabs that are part of the pot. (The tabs are filled thin so that the handle swings easily.) Pot is 12in. dia. and 5-1/2in. high. Walls are 3/16in. thick. Weight is about 11 lbs. Pot was constructed by "spinning up" a flat sheet of bronze. In very good used condition. C. 1890. From Scotland.