English gold and coral child's rattle 1808
Lot 38*
A George III eighteen carat gold and coral mounted child's rattle By John Ray & James Montague, London 1810
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
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Lot Details
A George III eighteen carat gold and coral mounted child's rattle
By John Ray & James Montague, London 1810
The whistle mouthpiece engraved with scrolls, the body of square section with canted corners chased with panels of ribbon-tied bouquets separated by and bordered with laurel leaf bands, six bell attachments partly engraved with foliate decoration, the socket for the coral decorated with festoon and laurel bands with stiff leaf scalloped border, all on a matted ground, coral teether, red leather case, length 12.8cm.

Footnotes

  • An almost identical example sold in these rooms 30 June 2010, lot 2. Another, similar, appears as plate 101 in R. Alexander Briggs, Coral Whistles and Bells (1999), though that is incorrectly attributed to John Mewburn.
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