Silver sauceboat by Robert Anderson

This elegant Georgian sauceboat is a rare example of hollowware made by the Inverness goldsmith Robert Anderson and stamped with his mark.

Details

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
10.8 × 16.6cm, 0.2kg
Art Fund grant:
£1,785 ( Total: £4,200)
Acquired in:
2015
Vendor:
R. L. Christie Works of Art

Together with its pair, they are the largest surviving pieces of secular plate from his workshop. While the sauceboat is of a typical Scottish form, the cast Rococo feet in the shape of shells are unusual. Local flatware is well represented in the Inverness Museum collection, but this rare hollowware piece will help to provide new understanding of the city’s place in the story of Scottish silver.

Provenance

John Bell Antiques of Aberdeen, c.1966; private collection; R. L. Christie, Edinburgh

Venue details

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Castle Wynd, INVERNESS Highlands and Islands IV2 3EB 01463 237 114 www.inverness.highland.museum

Entry details

Free to all

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