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Tankard, made in Edinburgh

This silver tankard was made in 1697-8 by Robert Bruce, a silversmith in Edinburgh.

The tankard has a lid, straight sides tapering to the top, and a spreading cushioned foot. The body has plain moulding at the rim and around the middle, and a wide band of 'cut card' above the base.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-073-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1159
Date: 1697 - 1698
Material: Silver. Inscription: RB [in a shaped punch]; R [gothic]; P [in a heart punch]; [Edinburgh mark]
Dimensions: 190 mm H x 120 mm W
What: Tankard
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: James Penman, assay master
Robert Bruce, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver lidded tankard with bands of plain moulding at the rim, middle and above the base where there is a wide band of cut card ornament, by Robert Bruce, Edinburgh, 1697 - 1698
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