Rare set of 3 Edinburgh silver sugar castors (James Gilsland (MacDonald clan) Edinburgh 1754)

  • TitleRare set of 3 Edinburgh silver sugar castors
  • Country of Origin Scotland
  • DatedEdinburgh 1754
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  • MaterialSterling silver
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  • HeightHeight of tallest castor 20 cm (8"), of smaller castors 17 cm (6.75")
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  • ConditionGood with wear commensurate with age
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  • WeightTotal weight 647 grams (20.8 ozs)
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  • Price£3,850
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Description / Expertise

Very rare set of three sugar castors made by James Gilsland, hallmarked Edinburgh 1754.  They are well marked in the normal protective position under the foot and have the Assay master mark for Hugh Gordon.  Offered in good condition with wear commensurate with articles 270 years old, they feature their original crests and motto “Pro Rege in Tyrannos” which is the MacDonald can motto “For the King against Tyrants” and includes the charging lion.  The engraving is slightly worn, but is acceptable given its age and history.

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