Rattle

1823-1824 (made)
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On display at V&A South Kensington
The Porter Gallery, Room 48
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bright cut silver, coral
Brief Description
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
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.

Dimensions
  • Height: 14cm
  • Diameter: 3.2cm
Credit line
Bequeathed by the Misses Metford Badcock
Object history
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.

Collection
Accession Number
M.94-1935

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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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