Top of a silver tobacco box made in Glasgow

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Postcard of Top of a silver tobacco box made in Glasgow.
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Top of a silver tobacco box made in Glasgow

This is the top of a silver tobacco box made in Glasgow in 1685-6 by Robert Brock.

The front is engraved with a heraldic shield surrounded by foliage with the initials 'IR' underneath.

Robert Brock became a member of the Glasgow Incorporation of Hammermen in 1673.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-785-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1557
Date: 1685-6
c. 1685
Material: Silver. Inscription: RB [monogram]; tree, fish etc [Glasgow mark, rubbed]; RB [monogram]; e [gothic]; on base: 1687 / The Gift of JOHN.RAE Esq; TO Joseph Allan / 1762; on lid: a shield [chevron between two running stags in chief and one in base, a helm an
Dimensions: 22 mm H x 87 mm L x 72 mm W
What: Box, tobacco
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: John Rae (Presenter)
Joseph Allan (Owner)
Robert Brock, Glasgow (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Oval silver tobacco box by Robert Brock, Glasgow, c. 1685, the lid engraved with a shield and the base inscribed "The Gift of John Rae Esq. to Joseph Allan"
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