American sterling silver baby rattle with a synthetic mother of pearl handle by Gorham Silversmiths, c.1960 in a This Little Pig Went To Market motif.
The design features This Little Pig Stayed At Home showing a pig seated in a Windsor chair reading a book on one side, with This Big Pig Went To Market showing a pig riding a galloping horse.
The socket is marked Gorham Sterling 381 and the handle is a synthetic teether made to look like mother of pearl.
This delightful rattle is 4 1/2" long and weighs 26 grams. It has minor dents along the edge. It is. after all, a rattle.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
Upon uploading the pics, I noticed that the handle needed to be cleaned. The handle cleaned up nicely, but, I was too lazy to re-take the pics. The handle is guaranteed to be as clean as a whistle, err, I mean a rattle ;-).
Item ID: r1521
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