ANtique Sterling Baby Rattle 1901 whistle chatelaine teether English hallmarks

ANtique Sterling  Baby Rattle 1901 whistle chatelaine teether English hallmarks

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ANtique Sterling  Baby Rattle 1901 whistle chatelaine teether English hallmarks
ANtique Sterling  Baby Rattle 1901 whistle chatelaine teether English hallmarks
ANtique Sterling  Baby Rattle 1901 whistle chatelaine teether English hallmarks
ANtique Sterling  Baby Rattle 1901 whistle chatelaine teether English hallmarks

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Silver rattles( teething-sticks ) have been traditional christening presents for well over 200 years. Sometimes called Elizabethan inventories, rattles were a combination of a whistle & bells to create a noisy toy that could amuse a child for hours. Silver was known to kill bacteria and was known as a natural antibiotic and preventative against infections which would be a very good reason for its use in items given to babies. This repousse antique silver baby rattle is embossed on both sides with ornate scrolling patterns and has a beautiful mother or pearl teether. It also has its original ring where it would have hung from a chatelaine or cord near the baby's crib. It's nicely detailed and has a working whistle on the end. Attached are 2 bells that still dingle It's in excellent condition with no dents or damage and measures 2 1/2" long. The Hallmarks are on both sides. This dates about 1901 and was made in Birmingham according to the marks which are an ANCHOR LION N. This was made by Adie & Lovekin Ltd. (c.1880-1910). This company made everything from pin cushions to pen knives and has a reputation for their attention to detail and high quality items. This came from the same estate as the GORHAM SNake Dragon Griffin Sterling PURSE frame I have for sale.       VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only. Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.    Please use this number when ordering ga33622 . If you want to see more of these pretties this is the link to my etsy store. http://www.vintagesparkles.etsy.com/ or visit our gallery on pinterest where you can see all our pieces at once  http://pinterest.com/etsyvsparkles/sparkles-in-my-etsy-store/

 

 

 

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  • Reference #
  • ga33622
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Department
  • Collectibles
  • Year
  • 1901
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 0 inch
  • Height: 0 inch
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • VERY GOOD

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