Baby's Rattle and Whistle

English (Birmingham)
1904–05
Marked by John Hilliard, Marked by John Thomason


Object Place: Europe, 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

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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 in a loop through which a ring of ivory is supsended.

Markings

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