Dish ring

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Made in Tain, Ross-Shire

Postcard of Dish ring.
© National Museums Scotland

Dish ring

A dish ring holds a plate or dish in place. This silver example was made around 1770 by Hugh Ross, a silversmith based in Tain in Ross-Shire.

Silver dish ring by Hugh Ross, Tain, c. 1770

Craftsmen in the smaller centres such as Tain tended to concentrate on more workaday items like spoons, forks and rings, probably reflecting the comparative wealth of their clients.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-183-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1578
Date: Around 1770
c. 1770
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 43 mm H x 176 mm D
What: Ring, dish
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Hugh Ross, Tain (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Ross and Cromarty, Tain
  • Calder, J. 'The Wealth of a Nation'. Edinburgh: NMS, 1989 pp. 73-4 
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