Victorian Silver Baby's Rattle Alcoves Inset With Putti

HILLIARD & THOMASON OF BIRMINGHAM 1852
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A very unusual Victorian silver Baby’s Rattle, the whistle with chased acanthus leaf decoration above three recessed arched alcoves inset with figures of naked putti each holding a pendant bell above a fluted column, terminating in coral stick teether.

By Hilliard and Thomason, Birmingham 1852.

Sold - £1,950.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, minor small fractures to two of the hollow putti.
Dimensions
H
140mm (5.51 inches)
Weight
44.00 Grams (1.41 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
TRS170915A
Medium
Silver
Literature
A similar example, although incorrectly attributed, is shown in ""Coral, Whistles & Bells"", by Dr.R.Alexander Briggs, Page 56c, Plate 2.