The salver has four scroll and shell feet so it may also have been a stand for a kettle or tea urn.

The shaped rim has a border of delicately chased shells, scrolls, swags and fruit filled baskets. The armorial in the centre is that of John, 5th Viscount Arbuthnott of Arbuthnott House, Fordown, Kincardineshire.


?Mary Cook; W Fortescue; Michael Rix.

Museum of Edinburgh

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