Monday February 17, 2020

Silver spoon, golden rattle

Have you a baby about to come on board?

22nd July, 2015
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De Veres is selling ornate infants’ rattles, including this Dutch example in the shape of a triton blowing a horn

Set your tot off on the right path by starting a silver collection with one of a number of continental baby rattles due to go under the hammer in London next week.

Said to be one of the oldest toys in existence, the earliest hail from Mesopotamia, circa 3000 BC, and are made of hollow ceramic with a pebble inside.

The aim of the rattle was to stimulate baby’s senses, sight, sound and touch. By medieval...

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