Antique Sterling Silver Whistle | Working Edwardian Whistle | English Hallmarks - 57 Inch Extra Long Guard Chain & Fob Clip

$385.00

Shipping to United States: $9.50

A fantastic sterling silver antique whistle, expertly hand-chased with a design of acanthus scrolls, Forget-me-not flower and Ivy leaves. The larger sized whistle works and is very loud!

The chain was found with the whistle and is an extra long and slinky Victorian or Edwardian muff or guard chain in sterling silver. The chain has a silver swivel clip and is easily long enough to be worn doubled over.

+ Lots of details

The Whistle:
Sterling silver - the English hallmarks are very worn and unreadable however the whistle carries the silversmith's mark 'CEA', the stamp of Charles Edward Adams who made silver whistles from 1900-1908. The heavy suspension ring is also punched with a silver mark, the Lion Passant of England.

Size: 2 inches or 50mm long, 15mm across. The drop from the chain, including the suspension ring is 2.36 inches or 60mm.

Weight: 10.3 grams whistle only, 42.4 grams including the chain.

Age: c.1900 ( a remarkable 120 years of age) right on the cusp of Vctorian and Edwardian eras.

The Chain:
This is an antique Muff or Guard chain - designed to pass through a muff or loop up into a bodice pocket. Guard chains carried whistles, watches, lorgnettes, lockets, keys and other useful items of the time. Shown on a life size torso in images 5 & 6, doubled and single strand.

This one is 57 inches or 145cm long in unmarked sterling silver. The swivel fob clip is new (the original was a little awry), oxidised to match the chain and stamped for 925 silver.
This is a lustrous foxtail chain, superb to handle - smooth and almost 'soft' to the touch - perfect when worn with a weighted pendant like this whistle but these can twist easily when loose. Easily put right - a quick flick of the chain and it will settle back into form.

Condition: Excellent. No issues to report, the whistle is a little rippled on the lower edge of the mouthpiece (has been carefully cleaned). In great working order with lovely patina throughout. The chain is near perfect.

Janne's Notes:
120 years old and what a beauty - this whistle has an amazingly loud sound that needs very little effort to sound. I think this was once a Mother's or Nanny's whistle to call the children in for tea!

+++ Please note: the shipping on this somewhat rare Edwardian piece is via International Courier for safety and speed.

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