George III Silver Invalid Cup

Date: 1765

Maker: Alexander Gairdner

Country: Scotland

Stock Number: 9355

A collector's item. Medical interest. A rare antique sterling silver feeding cup of plain design having a long pouring spout and simple curved handle. Hand engraved to the front is the crest of a hand holding a crown together with the motto "Virtutis Gloria Merces" for the Robertson clan*. Hand engraved owner's initials to the top of the lid and base. Weight 276 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. Height 14.5cm. Spread 12.5cm. Diameter 6.7cm. Edinburgh 1765. Maker Alexander Gairdner.

Signed/Inscribed: *"Virtutis Gloria Merces" meaning "Glory is the reward of valour" is the motto of the Robertson Clan. This historic Scottish family has ancestors dating back to 1306 and a distinctive tartan in red, navy blue and green colours.

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