This rare piece is in very good condition. The handle is mother of pearl and engraved Helen. The sterling whistle and rattle has a picture of Minerva on the one side and the cat and the fiddle on the other. The sterling is in excellent condition with two rattles attached to each side. The whistle works perfect and the lip piece is stamped with the Frank Whiting hallmark and sterling. This is a remarkable piece. I have purposely not polished the silver and have left in with the original patina. This piece is just a tad over 3 5/8" in length.