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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.

  • 1683

     

    8091 Charles II Childs Silver Mug

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    A charming little early English silver mug of plain form. The body is raised from sheet and has a simple strap handle and an incised, reeded neck. This is the earliest type of mug. Contains 50 cc. Weight 27 grams. Height 4.25 cms. Diameter 4 cms. Spread across handle 6.25 cms. Sterling silver. Full English hallmarks for London 1683. Makers mark “C” enclosing “K” (see Jacksons Page 139)*.

  • 1757

    John Langland

    9914 George II Silver Mug

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    English provincial silver. An antique silver mug of plain straight sided design with a simple scroll handle and hand engraved lion crest to the front over a decorative monogram. Small size. Contains 225 ml. Weight 181 grams, 5.8 troy ounces. Height 9cm. Diameter 6.5cm (top), 8.1cm (base). Newcastle 1757. Maker John Langland. Sterling silver.

  • 1810

    Elizabeth Morley

    8821 Antique Silver Baby Rattle

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    A delightful antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. Lovely bright gilt finish. There are 10 silver bells attached. The engraved decoration is very pretty. Weight 62 grams, 2 troy ounces. Length 14 cms. London 1810. Maker Elizabeth Morley.

  • 1833

    George Unite

    9123 Antique Silver Baby Rattle

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    A delightful antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. There are 8 silver bells attached. The embossed decoration is very pretty with flowers and foliage. Not gilded. Weight 59 grams, 1.8 troy ounce. Length 14 cms. Birmingham 1833. Maker George Unite.

  • 1840

     

    9238 Antique Irish Silver Christening Mug

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    A very pretty antique sterling silver mug with a deep relief foliate decoration around the lower body. Uninscribed. Contains 200 ml. Weight 145 grams, 4.6 troy ounces. Height 10.8 cm. Spread 10.7 cm. Diameter 7.9 cm. Dublin 1840. Maker I.N not attributed.

  • Circa 1840

    Joseph Willmore

    7086 Antique Silver Baby Rattle

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    A delightful antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. There are 10 silver bells attached. The embossed decoration is very pretty with flowers and scrolls.Weight 60 grams, 2 troy ounces. Length 14 cms. Makers mark only for Joseph Willmore. Circa 1840.

  • 1859

    Joseph & Albert Savory

    6510 Victorian Silver Christening Mug

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    A very pretty antique sterling silver mug with a cast decorative foot. Lovely deep chased decoration of flowers, scrolls and leaves. Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Diameter 7.5 cms. Contains 200 ml. London 1859. Maker A B Savory & Sons.

  • 1869

     

    8543 Antique Silver Baby Rattle

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    A charming antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real mother of pearl teething ring. There are 7 silver bells attached. The embossed decoration is very pretty with flowers and scrolls. Weight 65 grams, 2 troy ounces. Length (including teether ring) 12.5 cms. Makers mark badly struck. London 1869.

  • 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.

  • 1875

    Elkington

    7089 Victorian Silver Christening Mug by Elkington

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    A delightful antique sterling silver mug with embossed decoration of children and putti. Fantastic quality, even the handle is in the form of a putti, and there are face masks around the base. To the front is an ornamental cartouche (uninscribed). Original interior gilding. No detail has been spared in the manufacture and the mug even has a double skin so that the embossed detail is hidden on the inside. Weight 341 grams, 10.9 troy ounces. Height 9.50 cms. Diameter 8 cms. Birmingham 1875. Maker Frederick Elkington.

  • 1875

    Joseph Angell

    8116 Antique Silver Christening Mug

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    An excellent quality antique sterling silver mug with a stylistic vine leaf decoration around the body and acanthus leaf handle. Heavy cast silver. Uninscribed. Original interior gilding. Contains 200 ml. Weight 229 grams, 7.3 troy ounces. Height 10.25 cms. Diameter 8.3 cms. London 1821. Maker Joseph Angell.

  • 1876

    Martin Hall and Co

    7166 Victorian Silver Christening Set

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    An antique sterling silver baby set in a box consisting of a napkin ring, knife, spoon and fork. With very attractive engraved detail. Original presentation box with velvet interior. Weight 131 grams, 4.2 troy ounces. Knife 20 cms, Sheffield 1870. Fork 16.75 cms, Sheffield 1874. Spoon 16 cms, Sheffield 1874. Napkin ring Sheffield 1876. All by Martin Hall & Co.

  • 1896

    James Dixon

    7568 Victorian Silver Scent Flask

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    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.

  • 1903

    Crisford & Norris

    8659 Antique Silver Dog Rattle and Whistle

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    A novelty sterling silver whistle and rattle baby item modelled with the head of a dog, complete with a whistle, bell and ivory teething ring. Total weight 12 grams, less than half a troy ounce. Dog measures5 x 2.5 cms. Ring diameter 3.5 cms. Birmingham 1903. Maker Crisford & Norris.

  • 1913

    Crisford & Norris

    7952 Antique Silver Baby Rattle

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    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 20cm. Birmingham 1913. Maker Crisford & Norris.

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