A 19th century Indian silver two-handled bowl by Robert Gordon, Madras circa 1810
Lot 94
A 19th century Indian silver two-handled bowl
by Robert Gordon, Madras circa 1810
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,514) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 19th century Indian silver two-handled bowl
by Robert Gordon, Madras circa 1810
With gadroon rim and lion-mask drop ring handles, raised on a central circular foot, the bowl engraved with presentation inscription, "Presented to Miss Sterling on the occasion of her marriage from the Foulis Tenantry April 1880", within a laurel leaf cartouche, diameter 25.3cm, weight 42oz.

Footnotes

  • The present lot was presented to Miss Margaret Violet Sterling (d.1946) on occasion of her marriage to Sir Hector Munro (1848-1935), 32nd Chief of the Scottish Highland Clan Munro, 29th Baron and 11th Baronet of Foulis, on 7 April 1880, by the tenantry of the Foulis estate.

    Upon completing his education at The University of Edinburgh, Munro received his commission as Captain in the Ross-shire Militia, later the British Army's Third Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. He was subsequently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel on 25 March 1885.

    Munro was Vice-Convener of the county of Ross and Cromarty, chairman of the Mid Ross District, in which his own estate, Foulis castle, was situated, and of the school board of his parish, as well as being Deputy Lieutenant and J.P for Ross-shire.

    Sir Hector was also aide-de-camp to Edward VII and George V.
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