Review - Thomson Roddick & Medcalf Sale
of Scottish Provincial Silver.

Edinburgh - 10th November 2003

Report by Mr M.

Continued from pages 33/34/35



(Please note that the achieved price does not include the 17.625% buyers premium.)

Dumfries
LotAchieved
354.David Gray, c.1820 - a fiddle pattern egg spoon, initialled W (four marks - fouled anchor; G; unicorn's head; DG). 40 - 60.40
355.David Gray, c.1820 - a pair of sugar tongs of long oar pattern, initialled C (three marks - fouled anchor; DG; unicorn's head). 60 - 90.100
356.Mark Hinchsliff, c.1830 - a teaspoon, fiddle pattern, initialled S (four marks - stag's head; K; fouled anchor; MH). 40 - 50.38
357.David Gray. c.1820 - a fiddle pattern teaspoon, initialled W (four marks - G; unicorn's head; fouled anchor; DG). 25-35.25
358.David Gray. c.1820 - a sauce ladle, fiddle pattern (four marks- fouled anchor; G; unicorn's head; DG). 80-100. ~ "In good overall condition but unfortunately having an erased inscription".155
359.David Gray, c. 1820 - five fiddle pattern teaspoons (four marks - unicorn's head; G; fouled anchor; DG) (some dinks to bowls). 50 - 80.100
360.Joseph Walker Hinchliffe, 1824 - a tablespoon, fiddle pattern, initialled H (five marks - HINCH over LIFFE; and four Glasgow marks). 60 - 70.N/S
361.Joseph Walker Hinchliffe, 1824 - a tablespoon ensuite with the preceding. 50 - 70.50
362.Joseph Walker Hinchliffe, 1830 - a single- struck King's pattern table fork (five marks - HINCH over LIFFE; and four Glasgow marks). 50 - 60.N/S
363.Joseph Walker Hinchliffe, 1830 - a fork ensuite with the preceding. 40 - 50.N/S

Dundee
364.James Douglas, c.1795 - a pointed-end tablespoon, initialled A (five marks - DOUGLAS incuse, D; shield; shield; crowned heart). It is unusual to find incuse marks with maker's name in full on Scottish Provincial silver. 40 - 60.60
365.Alexander Cameron, c.1820 - a tablespoon, fiddle pattern, initialled C (five marks - CAM over ERON; C; thistle; pot of lilies; DUN over DEE) (small dink in bowl). 40 - 60.70

Lot 366 Lot 367

366.John Steven, c.1750 - a tablespoon, Hanoverian pattern of heavy gauge, initialled A (three bottom marks - IS; pot of lilies; IS). 100 - 150. ~ "An excellent quality early Dundee tablespoon with a good set of marks. Lot 367 - Another good tablespoon with crisp marks".280
367.William Scott, c.1795 - a tablespoon, Old English pattern, initialled S (four marks - WS; pot of lilies; WS; M script). 70 - 100.85
368.Edward Livingstone, c.1810 - a pair of sugar tongs, Old English pattern with crisp bright-cut engraving, initialled S (three marks - EL; pot of lilies; m). 80 - 120.95
369.Alexander Cameron, c.1810 - a pair of sugar tongs, Old English pattern with shell bowls, with later engraving and initialled J (four marks - AC; pot of lilies thrice). 60 - 80.60
370.William Scott, c.1785 - a pair of sugar tongs, Old English feather-edge pattern, initialled R over TM (two marks - WS; pot of lilies). 70 - 100.130
371.Alexander Cameron, c.1820 - a fiddle pattern teaspoon, initialled B (four marks - C; thistle; pot of lilies; AC); and an Old English pattern teaspoon by William Ritchie of Perth, c. 1795, and an unusual unascribed fiddle pattern teaspoon (maker's mark gothic AM incuse; shield twice; crescent). 25 - 35.32
372.Alexander Cameron, 1838 - two large fiddle pattern table forks, initialled C (six marks - CAM over ERON; four Edinburgh marks; DUN over DEE). 40 - 60.70
373.Alexander Cameron, 1838 - two large fiddle pattern table forks, initialled C (six marks - CAM over ERON; four Edinburgh marks; DUN over DEE). 30 - 40.N/S

Edinburgh
374.George Watson, 1817 - an unusual pair of sugar tongs of andiron form with ivy leaf bowls. 30-50.60
376.RW, 1798 - a large soup ladle, Old English pattern, circular bowl with shaped pouring lip 120-180.N/S
377.J & W Marshall, 1863 - a table fork, single struck King's pattern, engraved crest. 15 - 20.35
378.Jas. Hamilton & Co, 1829, retailed by Alex Edmonstone - a fiddle toddy ladle, initialled D. 30-50.28
381.Various makers, c.1770 - four sets of Scots fiddle teaspoons, makers - AS; WC; RR and? 60 - 80.90
382.An interesting group of five various teaspoons - some probably by provincial makers, marked in Edinburgh, comprising: a fiddle pattern teaspoon by David Darling and James Bell, 1820; another, maker IN, 1808; another by J. Millidge? 1808; a pointed-end teaspoon by Jas. McKenzie? c. 1800; and another by IH, c. 1800. 30 - 50.42
383.Four various teaspoons; pointed-end feather-edge, by Francis Howden, 1784/5; Old English, by John Zeigler, c.1800; another by Mitchell & Russell, c.1805; & a bright-cut by A?, c.1800. 25-35.25
384.Six fiddle pattern teaspoons: three by John Aitken? 1833; and three by WC, also with Z marks for Zeigler, 1808. 25 - 35.30
385.Hamilton & Inches, 1908 - a set of six Old English pattern teaspoons, initialled G. 20 - 30.20
386.Eight various teaspoons: three Old English by Francis Howden, c.1800; another by George Fen- wick, 1816; another, beaded, by J. McKay; an oar pattern by Zeigler; and two Old English with rubbed marks. 30 - 40.35
387.J. McKay, 1825 - a set of six large Old English pattern tablespoons (one date letter rubbed). 120 - 150.N/S
388.Andrew Wilkie, 1838 - a pair of King's pattern sugar tongs with shell bowls. 20 - 25.22
389.Alex Gairdner, 1794 - two table forks, Old English pattern, with unusually long stems (one maker's mark rubbed). 25 - 35.35
390.Mitchell & Russell of Glasgow, 1812 - a silver-gilt three-prong dessert fork, initialled and crested; and an Old English and thread pattern table fork, maker WM, 1805. 20 - 30.N/S
391.Mitchell & Russell of Glasgow, 1812 - an Old English pattern mustard ladle, initialled M; and a fiddle pattern mustard spoon by Alex Henderson, 1809. 15 - 25.35
392.Four various dessert spoons : oar pattern, by WM- possibly William Mill, 1814; another by WC, 1816, fiddle pattern by J&W Marshall and RS, 1819; and an Old English pattern by IH and Zeigler, 1808. 20-30.25
393.Four various tablespoons: Old English pattern, ~ by James Gilsland, 1769?; another by James Hewitt, 1784 (incuse duty mark); pointed-end, by Alex Gairdner, 1793; and another, with rubbed marks, 1785. 30 - 50.65
394.Edward Penman (possibly), first half of the 18th Century - a plain marrow scoop, of heavy gauge, engraved with a unicorn's head crest, partially mis-struck maker's mark only - EP or ER. Another possibility for this maker is Edward Roper of Dublin, c. 1750 (see Jackson p. 636). 200 - 300.N/S
395.IM, untraced, 1802 - a pointed-end table- spoon of good gauge, initialled McL (maker's mark lightly rubbed). 15 - 25.N/S
396.Alex Henderson, 1802 - three Old English pattern dessert spoons, initialled H; two pointed-end teaspoons initialled AW, by William Zeigler, c.1815; four fiddle pattern teaspoons by Mitchell & Russell of Glasgow, 1808/17; and a Continental fiddle pattern teaspoon, initialled M, marks rubbed. 40 - 50.45
397.James Gilsland, 1784/5 - an unusual Celtic point feather-edge teaspoon, initialled GT (four bottom marks, including incuse duty mark) (but with old repair to bowl). 40 - 50.N/S
398.William Drummond (probably), c.1775 - two Old English pattern teaspoons with Adam-style bright-cut decoration, initialled ID (bottom-struck maker's mark WD only). 10 - 15.18
399.Mattew Craw, 1804 - a Celtic-point teaspoon, Initialled MR; another similar, by maker WA, c. 1800; another, maker RB, c.1800; and a fiddle pattern mustard spoon by Zeigler, 1809. 15 -25.25

Elgin
400.Charles Fowler, c.1800 - a teaspoon, Old English, initialled IZ (three marks - CF; ELN; D). 40-60.70
401.Thomas Stewart, c.1815 - an Old English pattern tablespoon, initialled IME (two boldly punched marks - TS; ELN) (but with tiny dink to bowl). 150 - 200. ~ "As near a top condition of a spoon as one can hope for. The marks being of particular clarity".190
402.Charles Fowler, c.1815 - an egg spoon - possibly converted from a dessert spoon - fiddle pattern, initialled IM (three marks - CF; ELN; C) (but bowl probably re-shaped). 50 - 80.80

Lot 401 Lot 403 Lot 404
Forres
403.William Ferguson (probably), c.1825 - a rare teaspoon, fiddle pattern (three marks - W and over- struck F; tower; gothic m) See 'Provincial Silversmiths of Moray and their Marks' by G.P. Moss, p.102, where this WF punch 'doctored' to read WA is discussed. 300-500. "In good overall condition apart from a possibly erased inscription. The marks on this spoon being the talking point".400
404.John & Patrick Riach, c.1825 - a rare sugar or preserve spoon, fiddle pattern (two marks - IPR; tower). 800 - 1200. ~ "Having a slightly worn / thin bowl and an erased inscription was possibly the reason for hammer falling at a below estimate price".760

Glasgow
405.Milne & Campbell, c.1765 - a tablespoon, Hanoverian pattern of good gauge, betrothal initials WA.E (four bottom marks - M&C; Glasgow town mark; M&C; O). 70 - 100.115
406.Bayne and Napier, c.1765 - a tablespoon Hanoverian pattern, initialled M and numbered 11 (four bottom marks - B&N; Glasgow town mark; B&N; Glasgow town mark). 60 - 80.110

Lot 405 Lot 406

407.Milne & Campbell, c.1765 - a tablespoon, Hanoverian pattern, worn crest for Hay (three bottom marks - M&C; Glasgow town mark; O). 60 - 80.95
408.James Glen, c.1750 - a tablespoon, Hanoverian pattern, betrothal initials S over AC (four bottom marks - IG; Glasgow town mark; IG, S). 80 - 120.120
409.James Wright, c.1785 - a Scot's fiddle pattern teaspoon, initialled M over WW (maker's mark JW only). 30 - 40.38
410.Muirhead & Arthur, 1855 - a set of six single-struck Queen's pattern teaspoons and matching sugar tongs initialled AMcl, in original fitted case. 30 - 50.50
411.Eight various teaspoons: two King's pattern by J. Neville? 1821; another by D.C. Rait, 1837; two fiddle pattern by George Thomson, 1833; and three by TM overstriking another, 1845. 20 - 30.25
412.J. Neville? 1819 - a King's pattern mustard ladle, a King's variant egg spoon by Heron of Greenock, 1837; a double struck Queen's pattern dessert fork by J. Mitchell, 1837; and a pair of Old English sugar tongs by Alex Henderson, Edinburgh, c. 1800. 30 - 5055

Lot 408 Lot 413 Lot 414
Greenock
413.John Taylor, c.1780 - a rare tablespoon, broad Old English, initialled L (four bottom marks - IT; anchor; IT; S). 80 - 100 . ~ "Slight ware to the bowl of this spoon did not deter a buyer paying more than double the top estimate for this spoon made by a rarely encountered silversmith".240
414.William Clark (possibly), c.1800 - a pointed Old English tablespoon, initialled AMcL (five marks - WC; anchor; sailing ship; c; tree). A fine example of the sailing ship mark. 150 - 200. ~ "A good overall quality spoon with excellent marks".300
415.James Davie (possibly), c.1790 - a pair of sugar tongs of Scots fiddle type with shell bowls (two marks - ID; S). Although James Davie is listed in Jackson as mark entered 1816, these tongs clearly date stylistically to c.1790. 50 - 70.50
416.Unknown, c.1810 - a pair of fiddle pattern sugar tongs with shell bowls (four marks - anchor twice; tree twice). 50 - 70.N/S
417.John Heron, c.1795 - a large Celtic point tablespoon, initialled RAM (five marks - IH; anchor; sailing ship; c; tree). 150-200. "Another top quality Greenock tablespoon with a fine set of marks".220
418.R.G., c.1810 - three teaspoons, fiddle pattern, initialled MB (three marks - RG; anchor; oak tree). 110 - 140.100

Inverness
419.Thomas Borthwick, c.1775 - a fine and rare tablespoon, Hanoverian pattern, engraved betrothal initials W = EA (three bottom marks - TB; Batrian camel; INS). 180 - 250. ~ "The only downside to this Hanoverian pattern tablespoon was the slight misstriking of the INS mark".230
420.Thomas Stewart, c.1830 - a fiddle pattern teaspoon with distinctive 'cut' shoulders, initialled EM (three marks - TS; thistle; INS) (but with dink in bowl). 50 - 70.65
421.A. MacLeod, c.1830 - a fiddle pattern egg spoon, initialled McC (four marks - AML; and three 'symbol' marks). 80 - 120.N/S
422.Robert Naughten, c.1825 - a dessert spoon, fiddle pattern, initialled IHMB (three marks - RN; cornucopia; thistle) (minor bruising to bowl). 70 - 100.N/S

Lot 419 Lot 420 Lot 421 Lot 422

423.John McRae, c.1830 - a pair of large sugar tongs, long fiddle pattern (five marks - JMcR; INS; thistle (worn); INS; thistle) (excluding worn thistle mark). 90 - 120.90
424.Thomas Borthwick, c.1775 - a rare tablespoon, Hanoverian pattern, initialled AJ over AM (three bottom marks - TB; Batrian camel; INS). Provenance: Phillip's, Edinburgh, January 1982. 200 - 300. ~ "This spoon was not in as good condition as Lot 419. It had a worn bowl and possibly the bowl may have been reshaped".N/S
425.Fraser, Ferguson & MacBean, c.1910 - an unusual pickle fork/olive spoon with partly-spiral baleen stem, one end with a silver two-prong pickle fork, the other with a circular bowled olive spoon (three marks inside bowl - FF&M: camel; INVS). 60 - 100.100
426.Donald Fraser, 1829 - a King's pattern single- struck dessert spoon (five marks - DF overstriking another; and four Edinburgh marks). 30 - 40.N/S
427.Donald Fraser, 1829 - a dessert spoon ensuite with the preceding. 30 - 40.N/S
428.Alexander Stewart, c.1820 - Old English pattern teaspoon, initialled B (two marks - AS; C). 30-40.N/S

Iona
429.WSS & Co, Sheffield 1927 - an 'Iona' silver spoon with galley disc finial and bifurcated stem, stamped IONA. 20 - 25.20

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