Lion-Tankard by James Cockburn

One of a pair of tankards made in Edinburgh.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
18 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £5,060)
Acquired in:
1960
Vendor:
Sotheby's

They have plain cable mouldings; the handles end in small shields and the thumb-pieces are formed as lions resting their forelegs on a ball. This tankard was stolen from the museum in the early 1990s. The other one of the pair is in the collection of the Royal Museum and Museum of Scotland.

Venue details

Museum of Edinburgh 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH8 8DD 0131 529 4143 www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/Museum-of-Edinburgh

Entry details

Free to all

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm;
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.