A rare, exquisitely made Victorian sterling silver whistle in the shape of a cannon. The whistle bears the hallmarks dating it to 1876, London and made by silversmith, Henry William Dee. There is also the inscription of the famous London retailer, Jenner & Knewstub. The firm, Jenner & Knewstub, were well-renowned stationers, die-sinkers, engravers and illustrators who produced the highest quality crests, and other items, including stationary items for the Russian Imperial family.*(source: internet page re: Edward Law Arts - Arms, Crests, and Monograms).
Hallmarked: Yes - including the lion passant, uncrowned leopard's head, the date letter 'A', Queen Victoria's head looking sideways, and the initials HWD.
Other inscriptions: Yes - inscribed is the retailer's name and addresses 'Jenner & Knewstub, 33 St. James St, and 66 Jermyn St". There is also an incription stating "To Mr. Jaco from C.J.D."
Condition: very good for its age with no repairs or damages. As with antiques of this nature and age, there are the usual minor but inconsequential surface scratches - see photos for more details.
Size: 6.8 cm (L)
Weight: 22 gm / 0.8 oz