Up for sale is a beautiful very large original Victorian sterling silver baby rattle. This particular rattle has all of the English hallmarks present. Anchor (sideways)for Birmingham, and lower case old.
"U" contained withing and oval square and. The rattle is very substantial in weight and size. It starts off with the bone ring that is about 2 in diameter.
The top parts of the rattle has circular concentric rings with increasing size parts that are beautifully embossed with a paisley repousse like design. The first part is ringed with 4 sterling bells. The second larger section contains 6 sterling bells one of which is a replacement. The last section is a large ball with a swirl design. The rattle is of solid sterling silver and has a bone ring.
There are no breaks or any damage other some wear from obviously very little use. It appears to be all-original with the exception of one of the tiny bell that has been replaced over time with a sterling silver replacement.
You have to look very hard to notice the difference. The makers mark is very faint, but with some research, it appears to be A & J Zimmerman.Even more interesting, this baby rattle has an accompanying genuine silver sixpence from 1894, (the same year of manufacture) that pictures Queen Victoria. The coin is suspended from the bone ring by a large sterling silver jumper and has well presented in a sterling silver bezel. This is a later addition, but is an original genuine sixpence coin. The workmanship of the silversmith is excellent with a great deal of design detail in the top portion of the rattle. Please view all photographs, as they are part of the description. Width: 2 inches for the larger lower ball. 140 grams (including bone ring).
10 total (one is a replacement). This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "steediii" and is located in this country: US.
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