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An exceptional silver gilt Rattle made in London in 1850 by Charles Rawlings & William Summers.


The Rattle is silver gilt and the main shaft has a shaped baluster form, displaying five plain circular raised girdles along its length. The central section is chased with Rococo scrolls and flower heads and the rest of the shaft is beautifully engraved with pluming scrolls, Rococo shell details and flower heads. This fine piece has eight unusual pear shaped bells, also engraved with the same crisp designs as are shown on the main body. The mouth piece is engraved with a set of contemporary initials and the rattle has a twisted ropework suspensory ring. The Rattle has its original coral and is well marked with the makers mark on the mouth piece and remainder of the hallmarks are clearly shown by the scalloped section, where the coral is attached.

Length: 6.1 inches, 15.25cm.

Diameter, at the widest point: 1.5 inches, 3.75cm.