DKA2: Baby Whistle in Box
This is a delightful antique baby rattle/whistle, presented in what appears to be original box, in original condition. The cardboard box is pink and is lined with an ivory parchment-like tissue paper. The lid is highly decorated with a lovely colorful scene of a young maiden in the the company of several cherubs. The box is in excellent condition and measures 4.5 long X 1" x 1~5/8". Gold painted highlights. The whistle measures 4", which includes the loop at the top, which appears to be celluloid. A portion of the body of the whistle is butterscotch colored and shaped like a barrel. It has a pink ribbon tie and a brass bell. The handle appears to be bone, but could also be celluloid. Tip where one blows is a little darker. Whistle does work. When the whistle is shaken, one can somewhat hear the bell jingle. I would describe this as a baby toy with a whistle. Very delightful displayed with baby or doll items! I sell vintage and antique items with a history; oftentimes items may show wear from a former life. I always try to note any serious condition issues. Please contact me if you have additional questions regarding the condition of the item. If you are seeking a collectible which looks brand new please reconsider purchasing. Our items are as described, but descriptions are subjective, after all.Please contact me for additional photos.
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