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made in Edinburgh

Postcard of Tray.
© National Museums Scotland


This silver tray was made in 1800-1 by the Edinburgh silversmiths MacHattie and Fenwick. It was presented as a prize to the Royal Company of Scottish Archers.

The tray is engraved with the Royal Arms of George III below which is inscribed, 'The King's Prize to the Royal Company of Scottish Archers, Gained 21st July 1800 by Thomas Charles Hope'.

The Royal Company of Archers is the oldest sporting club in Great Britain and was founded in 1676 as The Company of Scottish Archers. By that time archery had lost its purpose in war and had become a sport. The King's prize was initiated in 1787.

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Online ID: 000-100-045-908-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.102
Date: 1800 - 1801
Material: Silver. Inscription: Base: M&F (MacHattie & Fenwick); castle (Edinburgh); thistle; U(1800-01); King's head in tri-lobed punch; centre: THE KINGS PRIZE / TO / The Royal Company / of / Scottish Archers / Gained 21s
Dimensions: 40 mm H x 437 mm L x 358 mm W
Who: MacHattie and Fenwick, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Royal Company of Scottish Archers
Thomas Charles Hope (Owner)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver tray by MacHattie and Fenwick, Edinburgh, 1800 - 1801, inscribed 'The King's Prize to the Royal Company of Scottish Archers', won by Thomas Charles Hope, 21 July 1800
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