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Rattle

Rattle

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1823-1824 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chawner, Mary (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bright cut silver, coral

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by the Misses Metford Badcock

  • Museum number:

    M.94-1935

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Child's rattle, a silver octagonal whistle decorated with bright-cut engraving. It has a round stem set with two rows of four bells, and ending in a piece of coral.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1823-1824 (made)

Artist/maker

Chawner, Mary (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bright cut silver, coral

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm, Diameter: 3.2 cm

Object history note

Originally acquired by the V&A Metalwork department in 1935 as part of a bequest from the Misses Metford Badcock (see M.88 to 95-1935). Later transferred to the Bethnal Green Museum.

Descriptive line

London hallmarked silver body with bulbous whistle at upper end, two rings of bells around centre and coral teething stick at lower end (maker's initials MC?); English, 1823

Materials

Silver; Coral

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Silver; Metalwork; Nursery Equipment

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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