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Antique Silver Victorian Child’s Rattle made in 1838


A very fine early Victorian silver child’s rattle with a coral teether.

Date 1838
Made By Charles Rawlings & William Summers
Location London
Stock Number OB228x25

Out of stock

Maker: Charles Rawlings & William Summers

A very fine early Victorian silver child’s rattle with a coral teether.

The rattle is beautifully hand chased with six bells and a whistle, together with a suspension loop.

Unlike many rattles of this period, it is in good condition.

The coral is a lovely colour and in fine condition, too.

Dimensions: length 14.5 cm

Charles Rawlings & William Summers

Charles Rawlings – son of William Rawlings, deceased late of York Place, Westminster capillaire, (wig) maker, apprenticed to Edward Coleman of Henry Place, Westminster as watch finisher 7th February 1810.

Freedom unrecorded. First mark entered as plateworker, 3rd July 1817. Address: 12 Well Street. Second mark, 28th October 1819, 9 Brook Street, Holborn. Third mark, 13th June 1822. Fourth, 12th October 1826. Fifth, 24th October 1826.

Sixth mark in partnership with William Summers, 6th April 1829. Address: Brook Street, Holborn. Moved to 10 Great Marlborough Street, Regent Street, 9th January 1839. Six new marks, 2nd December 1840. The partnership produced excellent snuffboxes well into the Victorian period.

William Summers – son of Thomas Summers, free by patrimony 1st March 1826 as goldsmith and jeweller. First mark entered as goldworker, 16th March 1826. Address: 19 Little Britain (Section VII). Second mark as smallworker, in partnership with Charles Rawlings, 6th April 1829. Address: Brook Street, Holborn. Moved to 10 Great Marlborough Street, Regent Street, 9th January 1839. Six new marks, 2 December 1840. Marks defaced (see Book no.6, page 127). Livery, February 1850. Makers of good quality snuffboxes, wine labels and other small items. Died 15th January 1890.

His four sons William, Edward, James Lea and Henry were all free by patrimony between 1858 and 1866.

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