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.