Baby's Whistle and Rattle

English (Birmingham)
1889–90
Marked by John Hilliard, Marked by John Thomason


Object Place: Europe, 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

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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 the central section are six bells.

Markings

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