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Zoom Antique Silver American Teething Ring Rattle
Zoom Antique Silver American Teething Ring Rattle
Zoom Antique Silver American Teething Ring Rattle
Zoom Antique Silver American Teething Ring Rattle
Zoom Antique Silver American Teething Ring Rattle
Zoom Antique Silver American Teething Ring Rattle
Zoom Antique Silver American Teething Ring Rattle

Antique Silver American Teething Ring Rattle

£120.00 GBP

"First recorded version:

Jacke boy, ho boy newes,

the cat is in the well,

let us ring now for her Knell,

ding dong ding dong Bell"

Our antique rattle was made by the Webster Company from North Attleboro Massachusetts founded in 1869 by George K. Webster. The rattle is set in sterling silver with a faux Mother of Pearl teething ring made from lucite. Lucite was an early plastic. On the front of the rattle there is an old Nursery Rhyme 'Ding Dong Bell'.

The rattle has a number of marks indicating the piece was made by Webster Company from sterling silver.


This antique rattle is the perfect new born baby gift or Christening gift to mark the new arrival of a baby.


“Ding Dong Bell”, also known as Ding Dong Dell is a popular nursery rhyme with an educational theme against animal cruelty.

Its origin dates back to the 16th century England. The Ding Dong Bell rhyme was first recorded in 1580 by the organist of Winchester Cathedral, John Lant.

The expression Ding Dong Bell was used by Shakespeare in several of his plays. However most of those works were published only in 1623 in the First Folio (years after his death) and the exact use or meaning of this rhyme is uncertain.

The song was later converted for children, as they tend to take the words explicitly and there was concern they may be tempted to put the cats in the wells, or they could be affected by the violence of the word “killed”. (Source:


Antique, 1910


Sterling, 'Wd' - Webster Company


Ring Diameter - 4.3cm / 1.7"

Rattle Length - 2.9cm / 1.1"

Rattle Height - 2.6cm / 1.1"




The rattle is in excellent antique condition.




Mayveda Jewellery was founded by Tiffany and Gillian Didham. Inspired by their great, great Grandmother ‘Mayveda’ the brand was created to celebrate one-of-a-kind fine antique jewellery and expertly crafted designer vintage costume jewellery. Mayveda seeks pieces of jewellery of the highest quality and historical significance.

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Antique Silver American Teething Ring Rattle

£120.00 GBP


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