Object Description

A charming antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. There are 7 silver bells attached. The embossed decoration is very pretty with flowers and foliage. Weight 27 grams, under 1 troy ounce. Length 9.5 cms. London 1874. Maker Hilliard & Thomason.

Biography – Hilliard & Thomason, silversmiths of 1 and 2 Spencer Street, Birmingham. First mark entered in 1848. The firm ceased production in 1908.

Object Condition

This pretty baby’s rattle is in very condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks on the collar. The 7 bells are original and matching. Makers mark very faint.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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