Decorated with cut and pierced openwork & engraved on the reverse with domestic scenes.
The Dumfries Freedom box by Alexander Gairdner, 1793
© National Museum of Scotland
- Silver parcel gilt
- 20 x 13 x 3 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £100,000)
- Acquired in:
- Spink & Son
The box was presented to Henry Dundas, by the Royal Burgh of Dumfries in gratitude for his part in the repeal of the Water Borne Coal Duty in 1793.
Presented to Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; by descent; Habsburg Feldman, Geneva, 15/11/89.