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Sterling Silver and Coral Combination Whistle and Rattle, Antique Victorian



An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver and coral combination whistle and rattle; part of our diverse silverware collection. This exceptional antique George III silver mustard pot has a plain cylindrical form. This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver baby rattle and whistle has a bulbous shaped form. The surface of the tiered body is embellished with impressive embossed leaf decoration. The impressive antique silver rattle is fitted with seven articulated, functional bells attached intermittently around the bulbous body. The sterling silver rattle/whistle retains the original, undulating coral handle; such examples retaining the original handle are becoming increasingly difficult to locate. The embossed body of this antique baby rattle incorporates a whistle, accessible from the opposing end to the coral handle. Condition This antique silver rattle/whistle is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The embossed decoration is sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rattle are all very clear. Dimensions Length 14.4cm/5.7" Width 4.2cm/1.7" Weight 1.8 troy ounces/56.1g (including coral handle) Maker: George Unite Date: 1855 Origin: Birmingham, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware.


  • Creator
    George Unite (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.7 in. (14.48 cm)Width: 1.7 in. (4.32 cm)Depth: 5.7 in. (14.48 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: C43331stDibs: LU1200221348212

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    $142.35 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 7-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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