Baby's Whistle and Rattle
Object Place: Europe, Birmingham, England
W. 5 cm (1 15/16 in.); L. 10.95 cm (4 5/16 in.); Weight: 34 gm (1 oz 2 dwt)
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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 the central section are six bells.
Near handle, maker's mark H&T (jones, p. 346); date letter p; lion passant; sovereign's head.
Gift of Miss Amelia Peabody to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 11, 1943)
Gift of Miss Amelia Peabody