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Child's Whistle and Bells

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With mother of pearl teether. Hexagonal silver stem, slight molding at ends, broad knop on which 3 bells hang from rings, 3 scroll brackets for bells on stem below. mark PS on mouthpiece, ring below, slightly shaped whistle hole; engraved IH (James Hutton) below.

Inscription

IH (James Hutton) engraved below the whistle hole.

Marks

PS (on mouthpiece)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from a Bequest of Samuel A. Green

about 1750

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L. silver 3 1/2" overall 6"

Accession Number

64.516

Medium or Technique

Silver, mother-of-pearl

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver