Rattle

Title:
Rattle
Date: 
1750-1825
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Silver baby rattle with floral design on bulbous handle; floral design is engraved; silversmith's hallmark on handle.
Object Number: 
1941.1009
Gallery Label: 
Children's rattles were often worn around their necks, suspended from ribbons or chains, to keep them from being damaged. Made of silver or gold, the rattles were fitted with a whistle at one end, a smooth piece of coral suitable for teething, and any number of bells to ring.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group