Exceptional Georgian silver gilt child's rattle


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Exceptional Georgian silver gilt child's rattle

An exceptional Georgian silver gilt rattle. Complete with original bells and teething coral. The top formed as a whistle and the main part of the rattle with exquisite engraved rope and bead work and with a scrolling band of flowers. The bell supports are scrolling snakes (the symbol for eternal life). Hallmarked in London in 1809 and with the maker's mark J.A, almost certainly for James Aitken, who was known as a maker of buckles and wine labels, which would fit with the exceptional skill required to produce the decoration on this piece, and was known to be working in London circa 1793.

We have described this rattle as exceptional partly due to the quality of the decoration but, perhaps more importantly, due to the fact it is in such extraordinary condition complete with bells and teething coral.


  • H: 6cm (2.36in)
  • W: 14cm (5.51in)
  • D: 6cm (2.36in)



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Castle Douglas
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Leslie & Baggott, Antiques, Art and Interiors, bringing together art, antiques and decorative items displayed in a country house setting, the ethos is to source stock items fresh from private houses across Scotland and beyond, some offered  ‘as found’ while others are put into fine showroom condition.  The main customer target being both the private customer, interior decorator and fellow antique dealer both at home and abroad.  Competitive quotes from a team of experienced carriers and shippers can be arranged for delivery within the UK and abroad.

With many years of combined experience in the art, antiques and auction world Leslie & Baggott are well placed to provide house valuations and advice on buying or selling collections. Miranda is a jewellery specialist and has a love of interior decoration and Henry has an inherent feel for more traditional furnishings, coming from a family of antique dealers, as well as having developed his own eye for interior decor and lighting.

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