A fine Victorian Scottish silver flower basket With maker's mark of JR, probably for J.Reid, Glasgow 1898, retailed by Douglas & Son of Greenock
Lot 6
A Victorian Scottish silver presentation cradle with maker's mark of JR, probably for J.Reid, Glasgow 1898, retailed by Douglas & Son of Greenock
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,156) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Victorian Scottish silver presentation cradle
with maker's mark of JR, probably for J.Reid, Glasgow 1898, retailed by Douglas & Son of Greenock
Of boat shaped form, one side depicting the Greenock Municipal Buildings in relief, surmounted by a boss of the Greenock Coat of Arms and motto, the other side Bartolozzi's engraving 'Adoration of Children', surmounted by a boss of the crest and motto for the Erskine family, the body further embossed with cherubs, flowerheads and foliage and with a quiver of arrows at each corner, both ends surmounted by a cast bird, the interior gilt, the whole cradled on ormolu supports to a hardstone base with applied presentation plaque, contained within a fitted wooden case, length 48cm, weight 53oz.

Footnotes

  • The first motto is God Speed Greenock.
    The second motto is Perspicax Audax.

    The inscription reads;
    To Provost & Mrs Erskine On The Birth Of Their Daughter Agnes Duncan Adamson Erskine on 26th January 1899 During The Provost's Period Of Office, From Members Of The Town Council And Other Friends, Municipal Buildings, Greenock, April 1899.
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