Travelling canteen set, owned by Prince Charles Edward Stewart

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Travelling canteen set, owned by Prince Charles Edward Stewart

Probably a 21st birthday present, this silver-gilt travelling canteen set was owned by Prince Charles Edward Stewart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). It was made by Ebenezer Oliphant of Edinburgh in 1740-1.

The set contains thirty-one pieces including a corkscrew/nutmeg grater and a cruet. The outer case is decorated with bands of linked thistles, flowers and leaves, representing the collar of the Order of the Thistle.

At Culloden, the travelling canteen fell into the hands of the Duke of Cumberland who presented it to his aide-de-camp, Lord Bury.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-186-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1584
Date: 1740 - 1741
Material: Silver gilt
Dimensions: 180 mm H x 110 mm W
What: Canteen, travelling
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Ebenezer Oliphant, Edinburgh (Maker)
George Keppel, Lord Bury
Oliphant of Gask
Prince Charles Edward Stuart or Charles Edward Stewart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) (owner)
William, Duke of Cumberland
Where: Scotland, Inverness-shire, Culloden
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver travelling canteen of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Ebenezer Oliphant, Edinburgh, 1740 - 1741, possibly a 21st birthday present for the Prince, later lost at the Battle of Culloden
  • Dalgleish, G. & Maxwell, S. The Lovable Craft 1687-1987: An Exhibition to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Royal Charter of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Royal Museum of Scotland, 1987 
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