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Rattle with whistle

Object Number: 
INV.14017
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Silver-plated brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 2 x 1 in. ( 13 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
dedication: "Constant a Constance/ le 1er fevrier 1830"
Description: 
Silver-plated baby rattle with whistle and bells; shell-shaped design in middle of rattle with four bells attached to it; foliate design on shell; inscription in black script on stem of rattle.
Gallery Label: 
Children's rattles were often worn around their necks, suspended from ribbons or chains, to keep them from being damaged. Made of silver or gold, rattles were fitted with a whistle at one end, a smooth piece of coral suitable for teething, and any number of bells to ring.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group