This elegant Georgian sauceboat is a rare example of hollowware made by the Inverness goldsmith Robert Anderson and stamped with his mark.
Silver sauceboat by Robert Anderson, c. 1780
© Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
- 10.8 × 16.6cm, 0.2kg
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,785 ( Total: £4,200)
- Acquired in:
- 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 citys place in the story of Scottish silver.
John Bell Antiques of Aberdeen, c.1966; private collection; R. L. Christie, Edinburgh