5 July 2005
A William and Mary Scottish silver thistle cup
Mark of James Seatoune, with assay master's mark of John Borthwick, Edinburgh, 1694
Of typical form, slightly flaring and on circular foot, with reeded mid-ribs and beaded and reeded scroll handle, the front engraved with initials 'WL BF', marked under base
3¼in. (8.2cm.) high
Anonymous sale [Col. H. R. Crompton-Roberts D.S.O.]; Christie's London, 6 June 1921, lot 72 (£62 to Tessier)
Anonymous sale [Charles James Toovey +]; Christie's London, 9 February 1926, lot 75 (£65 to Tessier).
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