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Baby Rattles etc

Baby Gifts have been popular throughout the centuries such as the intricate Dutch layette baskets used to hold baby christening clothes which date back to the mid 1600’s. In England silver articles such as small mugs, single spoons, napkin rings, photo frames and baby rattles are always well favoured.

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Baby Rattles etc

Baby Gifts have been popular throughout the centuries such as the intricate Dutch layette baskets used to hold baby christening clothes which date back to the mid 1600’s. In England silver articles such as small mugs, single spoons, napkin rings, photo frames and baby rattles are always well favoured.

  • 1694

    John Cory

    9987 William & Mary Antique Silver Cup

    £3,350

    A charming little early English silver mug of plain form. Charming small size and suitable for a child/christening mug. The body is raised from sheet and has a simple strap handle and an incised, reeded neck. This is the earliest type of mug. Engraved to the underside are owner’s initials and the date “1695”. Contains 140 ml. Weight 60 grams, 1.9 troy ounces. Height 6.5cm, 7cm to top of handle. Diameter 5cm. Mark “I.C” in a shield with a pellet below. Possibly John Cory. London 1694. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1714

    John Swann

    9803 Antique Silver Snuff Box

    £695

    A little period gem. A small rectangular silver snuff box with simple plain styling and gilded interior. Queen Anne or George I period. Weight 37 grams, 1.2 troy ounces. Top measures 5cm x 3.5cm. Stamped inside the base with a single makers mark “IS” with the distinctive swan for John Swann. London circa 1714. Britannia standard silver.

  • 1866

    William Summers

    9971 Antique Silver Baby Rattle

    £875

    An excellent quality antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with whistle and real pink coral teether. Lovely bright gilt finish. There are 6 silver bells attached. The engraved decoration is very pretty. Weight 69 grams, 2 troy ounces (including coral). Length 15cm. London 1866. Maker William Summers.

  • Circa 1870

    Leeching

    9811 Antique Chinese Silver Mug

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    A fantastic little silver christening mug with the original bright gilt interior. The body is applied with charming scenes of Chinese figures going about their daily life. The handle is shaped in the form of a dragon. To the front is a shield with the name “Joyce”. Contains 170 ml. Weight 149 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm/10cm. Diameter of top 5.4cm. Stamped underneath with Chinese silver marks for Leeching, Canton, Hong Kong & Shanghai. Circa 1870.

  • 1896

    James Dixon

    7568 Victorian Silver Scent Flask

    £220

    A tiny size antique sterling silver flask with plain styling and a screw off top. Very handy size and would make a good baby gift. Engraved to the front is a decorative monogram. Small capacity and contains less than 20ml. Weight 33 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 4 cms (6 cms to top of cap), width 5.5 cms. London 1896. Maker James Dixon.

  • 1913

    Crisford & Norris

    7952 Antique Silver Baby Rattle

    £495

    A novelty sterling silver child’s rattle in the form of the popular Victorian puppet character Mr Punch. Complete with four bells, a bone teether ring and a real mother of pearl handle. Super large size. Length 20 cm. Birmingham 1913. Maker Crisford & Norris.

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