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Sugar bowl

Maker:
James Tait (adm. 1704)
Date:
1727–28
Culture:
Scottish, Edinburgh
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.133a, b
Not on view
The globular shape is characteristic of Scottish silver in the early eighteenth century. The teapot (68.141.88) is engraved with the arms, crest, and motto of the Craigannet family of Stirlingshire.
Marking: [1] IT monogram in shaped punch (maker's mark);
[2] X in square (date letter for 1727-28);
[3] E P in shaped punch (mark of assay master Edward Penman);
[4] another; partial strike (three-towered castle Edinburgh town mark)

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on underside of body inside foot ring.
Major Ian Shaw of Tordarroch, M.B.A. (until 1983; sale, Christie's and Edminston's, Glasgow, March 29 , 1983, no. 83)
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