Silver Coffee-Pot and Hot-Water Jug by William Ayrtoun

The Coffee-pot is octagonal sided in the Queen Anne style.


Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £9,800)
Acquired in:

The Jug, although it matches the style of the pot and was made in same year, is different due to its low lid; raising doubts as to whether it was intended as a set. May even be a tea-pot itself.


Made for George Baillie and Lady Grisel Baillie of Jerviswood and Mellerstain whose arms they bear; their daughter and heir, Rachel married Lord Binning and the plate descended in that family.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789

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