Mustard spoon (back), associated with MacLeods of Geanies, Ross-shire

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made in Calcutta, India

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Mustard spoon (back), associated with MacLeods of Geanies, Ross-shire

This is the front of a silver mustard spoon associated with the MacLeods of Geanies in Ross-shire. Dated 1817, the spoon is part of a service assembled by several generations of the family.

The spoon was made in Calcutta by Hamilton and Co, using a king's pattern design by Morton of Edinburgh. The back is stamped with the maker's initials, 'A/H&Co.'

Scotland not only provided India with soldiers and colonial administrators. With restricted opportunities at home, aspiring craftsmen found it necessary to expand their horizons.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-788-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1615.72
Date: 1817
Material: Silver. Inscription: MORTON; Edinburgh; 1817; A / H&Co. / Elephant (Hamilton & Co, Calcutta); Sun in splendour
Dimensions: 115 mm approx L
What: Spoon, mustard
Who: Hamilton and Co., Calcutta (Additional maker)
Morton, Edinburgh (Maker)
Sheriff Donald MacLeod (Owner)
Where: Ross-shire, Geanies
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: One of 3 mustard spoons from a King's pattern service associated with the family of Sheriff Donald MacLeod of Geanies, Ross-shire : by Morton, Edinburgh, 1817
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