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Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver and coral combination whistle and rattle; part of our diverse silverware collection.

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Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)
Sterling Silver Baby Rattle
Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle - Antique Victorian (1855)

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver baby rattle and whistle has a bulbous shaped form.


The surface of the tiered body is embellished with impressive embossed leaf decoration.


The impressive antique silver rattle is fitted with seven articulated, functional bells attached intermittently around the bulbous body.


The sterling silver rattle/whistle retains the original, undulating coral handle; such examples retaining the original handle are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


The embossed body of this antique baby rattle incorporates a whistle, accessible from the opposing end to the coral handle.


Learn more about the history of a silver rattle


Date: 1855

Condition


This antique silver rattle/whistle is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The embossed decoration is sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rattle are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 14.4cm/5.7"

Width 4.2cm/1.7"


Weight


1.8 troy ounces/56.1g (including coral handle)


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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