Learn about Baby Rattles

As well as the rattle itself which may be in the form of one or more bells, Georgian and Victorian rattles may include a teething ring, made of ivory or coral, and a whistle for blowing. Coral was believed to have medicinal properties, but on many rattles where previously present, it has been broken off and is missing. Often made of thin silver, Victorian rattles easily sustain damage such as tearing or denting, or have pieces missing.

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A George V sterling silver child's rattle, depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II by Crisford & Norris, Birmingham 1915

An unusual Edwardian sterling silver child's rattle with mother of pearl handle and ivory teething ring, Birmingham 1909. Centre section of the rattle features a world globe

Hallmarked sterling silver bear form child's rattle, approx 5 cm long

Sterling silver and bone handle rattle hallmarked Birmingham 1919

A sterling silver Victorian baby’s rattle with coral teether. 12 cm

An early Victorian sterling silver Babies rattle with whistle, bells and coral. Birmingham circa 1856 or earlier, marks rubbed. Length 13 cm

Deakin & Francis, sterling silver baby's rattle, mother of pearl handle, Birmingham 1900, approx 13 cm long

Georgian silver baby's rattle, tortoise shell handle, Birmingham 1811, approx 15 cm long

Baby Rattles: group of 10 silver & silver plated rattles.

Baby Rattles: group of 10 silver & silver plated rattles.

Baby Rattles: group of 10 silver & silver plated rattles.

Baby Rattles: two 19th century sterling silver rattles, one with teething ring. 11 cm & 14 cm

Baby Rattles: group of three 19th century silver rattles. 12 cm to 13 cm

A Victorian Continental silver and ivory handled child's rattle, the rattle is fashioned as a turned column, with a whistle to one end, and an arrangement of suspended bells at the mid section, terminating in an ivory handle. 28gm.

Silver babies rattle, with birth record, on chain

An early 20th century silver and mother-of-pearl baby's whistle/rattle/teether, the mother-of-pearl handle/teether with embossed silver end including a tapered whistle, two original bells hang from the sides. Unmarked. Length 8 cm.

A good Edwardian silver and mother-of-pearl baby's rattle/teething ring, the mother-of-pearl teething handle with silver mount and scrolling supports to the pierced ball supporting four original embossed bells. Birmingham 1905 by Crisford & Norris Ltd.

An Edwardian sterling silver & pearl shell baby's rattle complete with two floral bells raised scroll decoration and whistle end. Birmingham, 1903. Length 8.5 cm

Baby Rattles: group of 10 vintage silver rattles on rings. Gnome, bear, bells, etc.

Baby Rattles: group of 10 small silver rattles on rings. Angels, bells, horseshoes, cat, etc.

Baby rattle: antique 9ct gold with shell handle and ring. Rare

Baby Rattles: 5 antique and vintage silver rattles including mid 19th century coral handle; Edwardian bone handled; whistle etc.

Baby Rattles: group of 4 silver rattles; novelty cats on brick wall, silver and amethyst, silver with ivory ring and silver and bone handle.

Baby Rattles: group of 5 silver rattles with ivory, Bakelite and pearl shell rings.

Baby rattle: 'Punch' sterling silver head with shell handle and ivory ring. by Crisford and Norris of Birmingham c1905. 17 cm

Baby rattle: unusual double ended ball form with foliate decoration. 11 cm

Baby Rattles: group of 5 antique ivory and bone rattles and teethers.

Baby rattle: Regency period gilded sterling silver with coral handle and 2 rows of bells. Makers stamp 'I.S'. 15 cm

Baby rattle: beautifully engraved silver and coral with 8 bells. by Peter, Ann and William Bateman c1801. Rare, 14.5 cm

Baby rattle: 17th century curved form with 3 bells, coral handle and whistle end. engraved 'N.L. 1694'. Extremely rare, 13 cm

Baby Rattles: group of 6 miniature antique and vintage rattles. Noted gilded example with coral handle. 3-6 cm each

Baby Rattles: group of 6 miniature rattles and whistles with coral, nephrite, crystal and shell handles. 7-8 cm each

A silver tree-bear rattle with bone teething stick; Birmingham 1939

Silver and mother of pearl baby's rattle and another silver plated example. Length 8 cm

Silver and mother of pearl babies rattle and teething ring, Birmingham 1913 (slight A/F)