Scrymgeour snuff mull by Unknown Artist

Snuff mull of baluster shape with hinged lid.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
6 x 5 x 3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £14,000)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
J H Bourdon-Smith Ltd

The Scrymgeour coat of arms impaling Maitland were engraved circa 1820 over the original engraving, probably initials, within a shield from circa 1725. The Scrymgeour arms consist of a lion rampant holding a broadsword; they are impaling Maitland to commemorate the marriage of Henry Scrymgeious-Wedderburn, 7th Earl of Dundee to Mary Turner Maitland in 1793.

Provenance

Scrymgeour family. J.H.Bourdon-Smith.

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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