This old sterling silver rattle is also a baby’s teething ring. It is fashioned in the shape of a bell with an object inside that makes it rattle. It is nicely detailed with a mantle clock in the center. On the left is a scroll with the heading “Born”. On the lower right is an old fashioned scale with a baby lying on it. This birth record has been filled in. The time appears to be 6:15 am, the date is Sept. 1-56 and the weight was 8 lbs. 13 oz. On the back side it is engraved; Christopher Brian Lowe. 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 Sterling and it has the hallmark for the Saart Bros. Company of Attleboro Massachusetts from the early part of the 1900’s.
The bell portion including the loop at the top measures about 1 ¼” high by 1 1/8” wide and 3/8” thick. The teething ring portion measures about 1 ¾” in diameter and the total length is almost 3”. It is in very good condition with minimal wear other than having been monogrammed.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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