Auction Preview: Scottish Silver and Applied Arts at Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, August 14


What: Scottish Silver and Applied Arts

Where: Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, EH1 3RR, Edinburgh

When: August 14, 10:00 am

Public Viewing: Sunday, August 11: 12.00-16.00, Monday, August 12: 10.00-17.00, Tuesday, August 13: 10.00-17.00, Day of Sale: from 9am

Top Lots at the Sale:

— “An Important Silver Hilted Presentation Race Prize Basket Hilted Broad Sword,” William Scott II (Attributed), Elgin, Circa 1700-1710. Marks very worn but traces visible, the silver basket hilt formed with plain and gadrooned bar with flat forward facing knuckle guard flanked by pierced panels with crowned CR monogram and thistle. Measurement: Blade 75cm long, overall length 102cm. Featured in lot 535. Estimate: £30,000 – 40,000 (36,700 USD – 48,900 USD)

— “An Important Queen Anne Punch Bowl,” Colin McKenzie, Edinburgh 1707. Assay Master Edward Penman, the exceptionally large hemispherical punch bowl of plain form, reeded rim, and short flared foot. Measurement: 34.5cm diameter of rim, 22cm diameter of foot, 65.9oz. Featured in lot 419. Estimate: £20,000 –  30,000 (24,450 USD – 36,700 USD)

— “A Rare Silver Hilted Back Sword,” Early 18th-century. Unmarked, the full basket composed of fluted flat bars, side guards with ram’s horn, heart and lozenge design, main guard with crowned A V surrounded by geometric bars. Measurement: 82cm blade length, 101cm overall. Featured in lot 537. Estimate: £10,000 – 15,000 (12,250 USD – 18,350 USD)

— “The Storrar Coverlet” – A Rare Early 18th-century Woollen Double Cloth Coverlet, Dated 1729. Two color wool double cloth, yellow green on a red ground, woven with all over repeat pattern of flowering foliage and opposed birds, with chequer borders, the date 1729 woven in a repeating strip to each end. Measurement: 168cm long, 128cm wide. Featured in lot 18. Estimate: £10,000 – 15,000 (12,250 USD – 18,350 USD)

— “A Fine Scottish Regency Rosewood and Simulated Rosewood Breakfront Bookcase,” in the Manner of James Mein, Kelso, Circa 1820. The marble top with applied cast brass gallery, raised above base with arrangement of six adjustable shelves. Measurement: 183cm wide, 101.5cm high, 46cm deep. Featured in lot 19. Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000 (9,800 USD – 14,700 USD)

— “A Rare Scottish Highland Dirk,” Dated 1677. The blade of triangular section, tapering to a fine point, the back edge engraved 1677; the carved hardwood grip with spiralled grooved and incised borders, the pommel inlaid with geometric steel design and ringed edge. Measurement: 39cm length of blade, 50cm overall. Featured in lot 539. Estimate: £8,000 – 10,000 (9,800 USD – 12,250 USD)

— “A Rare Brass Scottish Basket Hilted Back Sword,” Circa 1730. The hilt of Glasgow style, with fluted brass bars and panels pierced with conventional rectangular holes and circles, with large bun shaped pommel. Measurement: 88cm length of blade, 104cm overall. Featured in lot 533. Estimate: £6,000 – 8,000 (7,350 USD – 9,800 USD)

— “A Large and Rare Wemyss Ware Pig,” Circa 1900. Covered in a white glaze, with applied top hat and monocle, stamped marks WEMYSS WARE/ R. H. & S., printed retailer’s mark T. Goode & Co. Measurement: 46cm long. Featured in lot 114. Estimate: £4,000 – 6,000 (4,900 USD – 7,350 USD)

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