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  • Place of origin:

    Edinburgh (made)

  • Date:

    1822-1823 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McHattie, George (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver with applied bead decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Croft Lyons Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.149:1, 2-1940

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Two handled cups in silver began to make their appearance in the 16th century and progressed through many different forms; ox eye cup, caudle cup, porringer and the imposing two handled cup and cover. The symbol of stability during the 18th century, the two handled cup, usually with its cover reaches its largest size about 1775.

Physical description

Silver, two handles cup and cover. Urn shaped with beaded borders and handles; low domed cover with urn shaped knop. Engraved crest in an oval cartouche

Place of Origin

Edinburgh (made)


1822-1823 (made)


McHattie, George (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver with applied bead decoration

Marks and inscriptions

"Outer rim of foot: maker, GMH for George McHattie, Edinburgh hallmarks: duty, date for 1822-3, sterling, date, castle;
Inner rim of lid: maker~Crest of Clarke of Penicuik (Pennyenwick?)


Height: 14 cm, Length: 11.25 cm, Width: 7.5 cm, Weight: 194.3 g

Object history note

Acquisition RF: 40 / 434
Bequest - Croft Lyons

Neg._No: je 1996

Descriptive line

Silver, Edinburgh hallmarks for 1822-23, mark of George McHattie




Raising; Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Beading (edging pattern)


Metalwork; Drinking; Scotland


Metalwork Collection

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