A Pair Of Georgian Scottish Sterling Silver Entree Dishes

A Pair Of Georgian Scottish Sterling Silver Entree Dishes

A Pair Of Georgian Scottish Sterling Silver Entree Dishes

A PAIR OF GEORGE III SCOTTISH SOLID SILVER ENTREE DISHES, ROYAL HUNTING INTEREST. PRESENTED IS A RARE PAIR OF GEORGE III, REGENCY, SCOTTISH ENTREE DISHES CREATED BY JAMES MCKAY I-- EDINBURGH's MOST ACCOMPLISHED MAKER OF THE EARLY 1800s- IN 1811. JAMES MCKAY I APPRENTICED TO ALEXANDER GARDNER IN 1783 AND GAINED HIS FREEDOM IN 1793.

THE EXTENSIVE LIST OF OVER SEVENTEEN SILVERSMITHS WHO APPRENTICED TO JAMES MCKAY I IN THE FIRST TWO DECADES OF THE 1800s-- ADAM ELDER, JAMES SLIGH(T), JOHN RICHARDSON I, AND WILLIAM BEATTIE, JUST TO NAME A FEW- MUST SAY SOMETHING ABOUT HIS MASTERY IN THE CRAFT. THE PRESENT PAIR OF ENTREE DISHES ARE OF RECTANGULAR SHAPE WITH GADROON BORDERS, THE HERALDIC FINIALS IN THE FORM OF A HUNTSMAN BLOWING A HORN.

THE SLIP-LOCK FINIALS ARE REMOVABLE TO Y IELD FOUR DISHES. THE CLERKS OF PENNYCUICK DESCEND FROM JOHN CLERK, LAIRD OF KILHUNTLY, THE STANCH FRIEND OF QUEEN MARY OF SCOTS. HIS DESCENDANT, SIR JOHN CLERK OF PENNYCUIK WAS CREATED A BARONET OF NOVA SCOTIA BY CHARLES II IN 1679. THE BARONY OF PENNICUIK IS HELD BY A SINGULAR TENURE: THAT THE PROPRIETOR MUST SIT ON A PIECE OF ROCK , CALLED THE BUCKSTANE, AND WIND THREE BLASTS OF A HORN WHEN THE SOVEREIGN SHALL COME TO HUNT ON THE BOROUGH MUIR, NEAR EDINBURGH. HENCE, THE FAMILY CREST OF A HUNTSMAN BLOWING A HORN.

EXCELLENT CONDITION SAVE FOR THE EXPECTED AGE-WEAR-- SOME RUBBING TO MARKS- NO: PINGS, MONOGRAM REMOVAL, REPAIRS. FULLY MARKED: ALL PARTS NUMBERED 3 & 4. LENGTH: 11 1/2 29.2 cm. WEIGHT: 119 7/10 STANDARD OUNCES 3,394 g. Add a map to your own listings.

The item "A PAIR OF GEORGIAN SCOTTISH STERLING SILVER ENTREE DISHES" is in sale since Thursday, October 15, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "sterlingalize" and is located in Reston, Virginia.

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A Pair Of Georgian Scottish Sterling Silver Entree Dishes


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