Pair of provincial shoe buckles by William Scott

William Scott was Dundee's outstanding silversmith at the end of the 18th century.

Details

Medium:
Silver Dimensions: Width: 8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£414 ( Total: £552)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Lyon & Turnbull

These buckles are crisp in form with curbed rectangular open work and great attention to detail. Shoe buckles from this period are rare and these are the first ones by Scott to enter Dundee's collection. They will compliment other works by Scott including cutlery, a sugar vase, a communion plate and a pierced cake basket.

Provenance

Dr William Guthrie; by descent.

Venue details

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum Albert Square, Meadowside, DUNDEE Tayside DD1 1DA 01382 307200 www.themcmanus-dundee.gov.uk

Entry details

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