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Baby's Whistle and Rattle

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The baluster whistle has a shaped mouthpiece, a fluted central section, and a tapering handle terminating in an irregularly shaped piece of coral. The whistle is assembled from sheet and chased overall with stylized geometric medallions and foliage. Suspended on eyes around the circumference of...

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Marks

Near handle, maker's mark H&T (jones, p. 346); date letter p; lion passant; sovereign's head.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Amelia Peabody to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 11, 1943)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia Peabody

English (Birmingham), 1889–90

Object Place

Birmingham, England

Dimensions

W. 5 cm (1 15/16 in.); L. 10.95 cm (4 5/16 in.); Weight: 34 gm (1 oz 2 dwt)

Accession Number

RES.43.2

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver