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    Sale 7686

    Highly Important Silver from the Collection of Lord Harris of Peckham

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    THE COWCADDENS MAZER
    A RARE JAMES VI SCOTTISH SILVER MAZER

    MARK OF THOMAS CLYGHORNE, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1615, WITH DEACON'S MARK OF JAMES DENNEISTOUN

    Price Realised  

    THE COWCADDENS MAZER
    A RARE JAMES VI SCOTTISH SILVER MAZER
    MARK OF THOMAS CLYGHORNE, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1615, WITH DEACON'S MARK OF JAMES DENNEISTOUN
    Circular, the elongated tapering rim with reeded border, with central reeded and foliage band, the rounded body on a stepped foot, engraved on the internal central boss with a coat-of-arms and initials 'II' and 'MS', the rim further engraved with two coats-of-arms, one with initials 'P*B' and 'MI' and other with initials 'M' over '*P*B*' and 'MC', marked near rim
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam.
    17 oz. (536 gr.)
    The arms and initials on the central boss are those of Inglish impaling Stewart for James Inglis, a merchant burgess and sometimes Provost of Glasgow and his wife Marion Stewart who he married in 1615. The arms and initials engraved on the rim are those of Bell impaling Inglis for Patrick Bell of Cowcaddens and his wife Margaret, daughter of James Inglis, and those of Bell impaling Campbell for Patrick Bell and his wife Mary Campbell who he married in 1649.


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    Provenance

    James Inglis and his wife Marion Stewart, presumably to celebrate their marriage in 1615 and presumably gifted to his daughter
    Margaret, perhaps as a wedding gift on her marriage to Patrick Bell and presumably gifted to their son
    Patrick Bell, perhaps to celebrate his marriage in 1649 to Mary Campbell.
    James Ivory, Laverockdale House, Colinton Midlothian; Sotheby's London, 8 April 1937, lot 151.
    J.M. Sanderson.
    A Glasgow Collector; Morrison, McChlery and Co., Glasgow, 25 November 1960, lot 194.
    Geoffrey J. Monro; Sotheby's London, 18 June 1987, lot 199.
    with Richard Jarvis, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    HIGHLY IMPORTANT SILVER FROM THE COLLECTION OF LORD HARRIS OF PECKHAM


    Literature

    I. Findlay, Scottish Gold and Silver Work, Stevenage, 1991, p. 94, pl. 32ii.
    G. Dalgleish and H.S. Fotheringham, Silver: Made in Scotland, Edinburgh, p. 37-38, no. 3.9.


    Exhibited

    Glasgow, Bellahouston Park, The Empire Exhibition, 1938, no. 46.
    Edinburgh, The National Museum of Scotland, Silver: Made in Scotland, January-April 2008, no. 3.9.