10 February 2014

Manufactured Arts #1: Teething

Teething rattles made in Birmingham, 1844. The one on the right
has a coral teether.

It was predominant throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for coral, and other hard substances such as bone and ivory, to be used for teething babies. The teether was often combined with a rattle, as can be seen here with these silver rattles, made in Birmingham.

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