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Baby's Rattle and Whistle

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The baluster whistle has a shaped mouthpiece, a spherical central section and a tapering handle. It is assembled from sheet and chased overall with stylized geometric medallions and foliage. Suspended on eyes around the circumference of the central section are six bells. The handle terminates...

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Marks

Near handle, maker's mark H&T (Jones, p. 346); anchor; lion passant; date letter e

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Franklin A. Park to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 12, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Franklin A. Park

English (Birmingham), 1904–05

Object Place

Birmingham, England

Dimensions

14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.) Weight: 493.3 gm (2 oz 7 dwt)

Accession Number

1975.283

Medium or Technique

Silver; Ivory

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver