Silver sugar basin

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Made in Glasgow

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Silver sugar basin

This silver sugar bowl was made around 1760 by Glasgow silversmith, Adam Graham.

The bowl is pear-shaped and has a domed moulded foot.

From the early 18th century onwards, as the fashionable habit of tea drinking spread, the demand for sugar to sweeten it also increased.

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Online ID: 000-100-086-191-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 618
Date: Around 1760
c. 1760
Material: Silver. Inscription: AG [in a box]; [Glasgow mark]
Dimensions: 100 mm H x 108 mm Dia (Rim); 72 mm Dia (Base)
What: Basin, sugar
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Adam Graham, Glasgow (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Pear-shaped silver sugar basin on a domed and moulded foot, by Adam Graham, Glasgow, c. 1760
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