Rare set of Edinburgh silver sugar casters

James Gilsland Edinburgh 1754


Very rare set of three sugar casters made by James Gilsland in Edinburgh in 1754.  They are well-marked in the normal and protected position under the foot and have the assay master mark for Hugh Gordon,  Offered in good condition with commensurate wear for articles 270 years old they feature their original crests and the MacDonald family motto “Pro Rege in Tyrannos” – “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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Sterling silver
Good, with wear commensurate with age
Tallest caster 20 cm (8”), smaller casters 17 cm (6.75”)
Total weight 647 grams (20.8 ozs)

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