Tea service by James Douglas of Dundee

A four piece tea service comprises a teapot of oval form, a swing handled sugar basin, a helmet-shaped cream jug, and a navette-shaped teapot stand.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£2,700 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Bonhams

The separate pieces are all engraved with a border of thistle heads and foliage. Trained in Edinburgh, Douglas was a talented silversmith, who ended up as assay master for the Edinburgh Guild from 1808 to 1810. Dundee pieces by James Douglas are rare as he only spent about five years in Dundee from 1795 till around 1800.

Provenance

Bonhams, 2002. This work was vetted by the Art Loss Register in 2008.

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

Free to all

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Share this article