Silver tankard made in Edinburgh

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Postcard of Silver tankard made in Edinburgh.
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Silver tankard made in Edinburgh

This silver tankard, dated 1776-7, was made by Edinburgh goldsmith, Patrick Robertson. It measures one quart.

The tankard is plain apart from engraved swags of stylised flowers caught up into rings which hang from just below the rim.

Robertson was one of the most important goldsmiths in the second half of the 18th century, and was brother of William Robertson, principal of Edinburgh University and Moderator of the Church of Scotland.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-086-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1184
Date: 1776 - 1777
Material: Silver. Inscription: PR; [Edinburgh mark]; X [gothic]
Dimensions: 145 mm H x 120 mm base D
What: Tankard, quart
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Patrick Robertson, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Plain silver quart tankard with engraved swags of stylised flowers caught up into rings hanging from a little below the slightly everted rim, by Patrick Robertson, Edinburgh, 1776 - 1777
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