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

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.

Tain and District Museum

Tain Through Time, Tower Street, Tain, Highlands and Islands, IV19 1DY
01862 894089

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