Thistle cup by Hugh Ross I

A silver cup with applied fluting below a ribbed girdle, a plain foot and ribbed S-shaped handle.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height 4.5 cm; diameter 4.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,610 ( Total: £26,524)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Lyon & Turnbull

The initials AS and MF are engraved above the girdle. The maker's mark of HR is struck on the base. This is a rare and significant early example of Tain silver and only three cups by this maker are known.

Provenance

Phillips 1999; private collection; Lyon and Turnbull 2003.

Venue details

Tain and District Museum Tain Through Time, Tower Street, TAIN Highlands and Islands IV19 1DY 01862 894089 www.tainmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

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