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Whistle, Bells and Mother of Pearl

Here's another copy of a Victorian crib toy. This model has a nursery rhyme-type figural on the top with bells on his feet; his pointed cap is a whistle.

The imitation mother of pearl (MOP) teether on the end is interesting because it is a new generation of synthetic material. Previous MOP look-alikes have been a rather crude opaque white plastic. This material is translucent and slightly iridescent just like the original material.

The net MOP piece is set with modern glue; old MOP in these types of pieces were generally held in place with a metal bezel. The conical whistle is also poorly made with a wide crude seam.