Of Balmoral Interest: A cased highland dress set with silver mounted accoutrementsMostly Kirkwood Edinburgh 1897 (qty)

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Lot 220
Of Balmoral Interest: A cased highland dress set with silver mounted accoutrements
Mostly Kirkwood Edinburgh 1897

Sold for £ 8,750 (US$ 10,603) inc. premium

The Scottish Sale

27 Apr 2017, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

Of Balmoral Interest: A cased highland dress set with silver mounted accoutrements
Mostly Kirkwood Edinburgh 1897
Comprising silver mounted dirk, plaid brooch, skean dhu, sporran, shoe buckles, kilt and plaid, the silver mounted dirk with bright tapering blade notched along the back edge, with basket weave baluster grip with engraved basel mount, plain pommel cap with engraved design, contained within its wooden leather covered scabbard engraved overall with concentric designs, with bi-knife and fork ensuite, the rear of the locket with stamped 'R. and H. Kirkwood, 66 and 68 Thistle Street, Edin.', the sporran, shoe buckle and plaid brooch with matching hallmarks, together with a skean dhu of a similar design, hallmarked rubbed, together with button stick, under kilt garment, two kilts in Royal Stuart tartan, shoe with silver buckles, two plaids, three pairs of socks and leather sporran, all contained within a wooden case with metal mounts. (qty)

Footnotes

  • This dress set has many similarities to those later produced for the Balmoral Highlanders, and by family repute was worn at Balmoral by a relation of Francis Clarks family who were also in service.
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