Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle

Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle
Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle
Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle
Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle
Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle
Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle
Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle
Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle
Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle
Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle

Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle

Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle. Presented is a wonderful quality, sterling silver rattle on a chain made by Francis Clark of Birmingham in 1840. This mid 19th century, English sterling rattle is done in a classical form and has a small piece of coral at the bottom for the hndle. The rattle is covered in chased leaf, flower and scroll designs.

The rattle has all of its 6 original bells, which is fairly rare for a piece of this age. The top of the whistle is monogrammed with the initials MOS and the whistle still works. The piece hangs on a modern, sterling silver chain.

The rattle is marked with the lion passant for sterling silver, the anchor city mark for Birmingham, King William IV's head, a date letter R for the year 1840 and a maker's mark FC for Francis Clark. The chain is marked 925 for sterling silver.

This piece is in excellent overall condition, especially considering its age. The coral piece on the bottom is a replacement, but it looks great and is surely very similar to its original coral accent. There are a couple of tiny dings to some of the bells, but nothing major. There are no missing pieces and no other repairs.

The chain and rattle together measure 13 1/2 inches long and the rattle by itself measures 4 1/8 inches long. The chain and rattle together weigh 37.4 grams. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U.

The seller is "robertcharlessilver" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Victorian 1840 English Sterling Silver & Coral Baby Rattle with Whistle