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A GEORGE IV SCOTTISH SILVER PIGGIN
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A GEORGE IV SCOTTISH SILVER PIGGIN

MARK OF ROBERT GRAY AND SONS, GLASGOW, 1827

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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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