A silver cup with applied fluting below a ribbed girdle, a plain foot and ribbed S-shaped handle.
Thistle cup by Hugh Ross I, 17001710
© Tain and District Museum
- Height 4.5 cm; diameter 4.4 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,610 ( Total: £26,524)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Phillips 1999; private collection; Lyon and Turnbull 2003.