I was wandering through an antique store in Amish country when I stumbled upon these little beauties.
These are commonly called elephant bells or meditation bells. The following is from creekbed.org which explains what these bells do better than I can.
"The bells are cast in factories in a small town called Jalesar. This is a town in a northern state of India, called Uttar Pradesh; an area well known for brass work. The cloisonn-like coloring is done in another town situated close by, called Moradabad. The bells are hung about the elephant's necks so the Mahouts can locate their animals while they are out in the jungles.
The style of these bells has not changed since the 17th century as can be seen on Mughal paintings from that period."