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.
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