A Rare 19th Century Anglo Colonial Sterling Silver Baby’s Rattle, Calcutta
A Rare 19th Century Anglo Colonial Sterling Silver Baby’s Rattle, Calcutta Circa 1870
Showing a sterling silver whistle and loop at one end, intersected at the middle by an engraved pentagon-shaped silver collar strung with five small silver bells, then rising to a carved ivory finial in the form of an elephant atop a finely pierced ivory ball. Bearing impressed, albeit partially rubbed makers marks for what appear to be those for Cooke & Kelvey. Dimensions, 5.75” long x 1.75” wide.
Thomas Cooke & Charles Kelvey established a shop in Calcutta in 1858, later opening a location in Shimla - which was then the summer capital of British India. Cooke & Kelvey still maintain a location in Delhi India.