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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 514

    A GEORGE IV SCOTTISH SILVER PIGGIN

    MARK OF ROBERT GRAY AND SONS, GLASGOW, 1827

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV SCOTTISH SILVER PIGGIN
    MARK OF ROBERT GRAY AND SONS, GLASGOW, 1827
    The cylindrical body applied with bands simulating staves, with two spatulate handles, each with a shell motif and fruiting grapevine terminals, engraved with an inscription, marked underneath, the base further stamped '559'
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide over handles
    11 oz. (328 gr.)
    The inscription reads 'Alexander Crum Apr. 8 1828'


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    Alexander Crum (1828-1893) was the son of Walter Crum F.R.S. (1796-1867) and his wife Jessie, née Graham, of Thornliebank, Renfrewshire. He was born on 8th April 1828. A magistrate, banker and industrialist, he married Margaret Nina, daughter of The Right Rev. Alexander Ewing, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, in 1863. The family fortune was founded on calico printing.

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