This is a lovely baby rattle. It is sterling silver (English) and the hallmarks, fully visible, declare it to be British Sterling, minted in Birmingham, in the year 1895. The rattle is in very good condition, though I could not get the whistle to make a sound. The rattle weighs 27.29 grams, and it measures 4 inches long. It suddenly came to me that this is where we get the saying that something has all its bells and whistles! What a lovely gift this would make for the special collector, or special baby in your life.