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PETER & JONATHAN BATEMAN. An extremely rare George III Rattle, Whistle and Teether made in London bt Peter & Jonathan Bateman.


This beautiful silver gilt rattle has two rows of four bells and a shaped octagonal shaft engraved with bright cutting and unusual foliate sprays. The whistle also has an octagonal form and is engraved with bright cut designs and pretty flower heads, similar to the beautiful designs of Hester. This piece has a suspensory ring, so that a ribbon could be attached to hang the rattle around the neck of the child. The coral is attached to the main body, with a scalloped section and the bells are decorated with a mix of prick dot designs. The rattle is marked with a very crisp makers mark and the scalloped section displays a crisp sterling mark and duty mark. We can firmly date this piece as being made between 7th December 1790, when their final mark was registered, and 19th April, 1791 when Jonathan died. Work by this Bateman partnership is extremely scarce due to the length of their partnership and also because they did not have a large output. This is the only rattle we have seen by Peter & Jonathan.

Length: 6 inches, 15cm.