Silver Monteith Bowl by James Cockburn

Bowl used to hold feet of drinking-glasses cooling in water in the bowl, has unusual scallop-shell decoration.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £2,900)
Acquired in:
1966
Vendor:
Christie's

Later Monteiths used as punch bowls. Engraved with a coat of arms, probably Johnstone of Westerhall, early 18th century.

Provenance

Ernest, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (shown by ducal coronet and initials inconspicuously engraved above the arms)

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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