This old, sterling silver rattle is also a baby’s teething ring. It is made in the shape of a bell with an object inside that makes it rattle. It has unusual detailing on the front. There is an imagine of a child’s face and it looks like he is wearing a king’s crown that reads; Month. Although there is no body it looks like the boys hands are holding the shaft of a scepter with a shining star at the end. Above the star it reads; Year. Below the star is a balance scale. The weight on the left reads; lbs. and the weight on the right is blank. This birth record has never been filled in and there is nothing engraved on the back but it is marked Sterling and WEB. The bell is attached to a round, flat teething ring by a detailed strap with a buckle that is a stationary piece, not operable. The teething ring is made of a white mother of pearl plastic material sometimes referred to as faux M.O.P.. The buckle strap is marked the same as the bell, Sterling WEB which is for the Web Silver Company of Philadelphia. I believe this is from the 1950’s.
The bell portion including the squared off loop at the top measures about 1 ¼” high by 1 ¼” wide and 7/16” thick. The teething ring portion measures about 1 5/8” in diameter and the total length is almost 3”. It is in very good condition with minimal scratch wear, no engraving and no monogram.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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