London, South Kensington
14 November 2001
A COPPER ALLOY CAULDRON, LATE 14TH OR EARLY 15TH CENTURY
THE BODY OF NEAR SPHERICAL FORM WITH THREE WIRE MOULDS, THE HANDLES OF CURVED FORM, ON THREE MOULDED LEGS OF HOLLOW-BACKED SERPENTINE SECTIONS -- 10½IN. (26CM.) HIGH, 8½IN. (21.5CM.) DIAMETER FROM RIM
FORMERLY AT KIRKCONNELL HOUSE, NEW ABBEY, DUMFRIESSHIRE AND GALLOWAY, ON WHICH ESTATE LIES THE SITE OF A 15TH CENTURY VILLAGE. SOLD TENNANTS', LEYBURN, 11 MARCH 2000, (ALONG WITH A MEDIEVAL POSNET FROM THE SAME ESTATE FORMERLY ON LOAN TO DUMFRIES MUSEUM FROM 1950).
A CAULDRON OF ALMOST IDENTICAL DESIGN AND SIMILAR SIZE, WITH LEG SECTIONS AND CURVED HANDLES OF THE SAME FORM, FOUND IN CARLISLE IN 1862, IS IN CARLISLE MUSEUM (REF: L-29.16), SUGGESTING A POSSIBLE LOCAL TYPE.
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