Antique & Vintage Scottish Silver & Accoutrements – We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish provincial and sterling silver and vintage Highland jewellery to complete your outfit or add to your collection. With an eclectic range of antique Scottish silver brooches, silver clan badges, kilt belt buckles, kilt pins and plaid brooches. Scottish silver and agate set jewellery by classic makers including Robert Allison, John Fraser, Thomas Kerr Ebbutt, Medlock and Craik, Alexander Richie and Iona silver.

Today these vintage pieces of jewellery are perfect for wearing with tweeds, tartans or on a jacket with jeans.

We source a wide range of Scottish provincial silver and antique Georgian and Victorian silver for our collectors. We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Glasgow silver skean dubh
Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh
1937 Vintage Peter Henderson Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh

Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish vintage silver sgian dubh with Celtic design silver mounts and carved knot work pattern black wood hilt and wonderful citrine stone mounted top. Crafted in the workshops of one of the finest bagpipe makers Peter Henderson. In good used vintage condition.

Hallmarked 1937 – Peter Henderson – Glasgow

Length Approx. 187mm

Peter Henderson was born on 14 November 1851 at Inverkeithing, Fife and his company, Peter Henderson Limited, founded in 1868 setting up his shop in Glasgow in 1880, having taken over the premises of Donald MacPhee. Peter Henderson was Pipe Major of the Glasgow Volunteers and won the marches at the Northern Meeting, 1884. He also published bagpipe music, such as the Henderson’s Collection 1888.

We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh’s and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 – WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s made by the Highland regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.

The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning “black knife”, where “black” may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that “black” means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife’s origin and the meaning of “Dubh” in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, (‘Mattucashlass’), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, (‘Sgian dubh’).

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1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with celtic design engraving and carved rope pattern hilt and stone mounted top. In good used vintage condition.

Hallmarked 1973 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Size approx. 20cm

We actually have two of these sgian dubhs with the same 1973 hallmarks. So if you would like a matched pair we can supply a matched pair.

Price £495 each

 

Thomas Kerr Ebbutt was a Scottish manufacturing jeweller, St David’s Square, Edinburgh. Thomas Ebbutt started work in 1896 and died in 1921. From the beginning he concentrated on making Highland Dress accoutrements. His company continued in business until 1977 when it was bought by Hamilton & Inches. His sgian dubhs are highly prized and respected for their beauty & high quality.

We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh’s and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 – WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s made by the Highland regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.

The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning “black knife”, where “black” may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that “black” means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife’s origin and the meaning of “Dubh” in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, (‘Mattucashlass’), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, (‘Sgian dubh’).

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Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch - John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908
1908 Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch – John McGilvray & Son Glasgow
Antique 1908 Iona Scottish Silver Brooch – John McGilvray & Son Glasgow

Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch – John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908

Antique Scottish Iona brooch in hallmarked sterling silver with Celtic knot work and zoomorphic designs. Made by John McGilvray & Sons Glasgow 1908

Approx 49mm across

23.5 gms

Silversmith John McGilvray sold his work from his shop in Oban, on Scotland’s west coast. Having links with Iona, his work is sometimes marked with the name of this holy island.

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

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Borthwick Clan 1950’s Silver Scottish Badge
Borthwick Scottish 1950’s Silver Clan Lapel Badge

 

Scottish Borthwick 1950’s Silver Clan Lapel Badge

Vintage silver Scottish Borthwick clan with COELITUS DATUM motto. Marked SILVER on the reverse.

27 mm x  32 mm

With good back pin.

 

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.










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Campbell Clan Scottish 1950 Glengarry Silver Badge
Campbell Clan Scottish 1950 Glengarry Silver Badge
Campbell Clan Scottish 1950 Glengarry Silver Badge

Scottish 1950 Campbell Clan Sterling Silver Clan Badge

Vintage 1950 Scottish Campbell clan glengarry badge with motto by Thomas Kerr Ebbutts one of the classic Highland Wear makers of the early 20th century. Hallmarked Edinburgh 1950

With good back pin.

50mm x 40mm

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Clan Wilson 1973 Vintage John Fraser - Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge - Brooch
Clan Wilson 1973 Vintage John Fraser – Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge – Brooch

Clan Wilson 1973 Vintage John Fraser – Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge – Brooch

Motto. Semper Vigilans

Hallmarked – John Fraser – Inverness – Edinburgh 1973

Size 30mm x 36mm

The pin is in good working order.

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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1908 Edward VII Edinburgh Crest Scottish Silver Tea Spoon - Hamilton & Inches
Edinburgh Crest 1908 Scottish Silver Tea Spoon by Hamilton & Inches
Edward VII 1908 Edinburgh Crest Scottish Silver Tea Spoon – Hamilton & Inches

1908 Edward VII Edinburgh Crest Scottish Silver Tea Spoon – Hamilton & Inches. A wonderful Edinburgh sterling silver Edward VII period antique Edinburgh crested silver tea spoon and thistle handle.

The arms of the city of Edinburgh, more properly the arms of the city council, were registered with the Lord Lyon King of Arms in 1732, having been used unofficially for several centuries previously.

Crest: An anchor tethered about with a cable all Proper

Hallmarked Hamilton & Inches – Edinburgh 1908

Weight approx.17 gm
Length 113mm
Good gauge and condition – Without damage or repair

Hamilton & Inches is Scotland’s luxury silversmith in the heart of Edinburgh. With 150 years of heritage, Hamilton & Inches has been in Edinburgh since 1866 with premises originally on Princes Street before moving to the Georgian showroom in 1952.

Fine Scottish Antique & Vintage Silver. We specialise in Scottish antique and vintage silverware and have a wonderful array of pieces across the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras. Our collection often includes highly collectible Scottish Provincial silver pieces. We also offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectibles in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range. We hope you enjoy browsing our inventory of Scottish antique and vintage silverware. We run a free wants list for anyone looking for a particular hallmark or silversmith.

We source wonderful silver from makers such as Alexander Henderson, Alexander Ritchie, Walter & Patrick Cunningham, Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and Hamilton & Inches. With town and city hallmarks including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Elgin, Aberdeen, Perth and Banff.

We hope you enjoy browsing our inventory of Scottish antique and vintage silverware. We run a free wants list for anyone looking for a particular hallmark or silversmith.

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Erskine Clan Sterling Silver Glengarry Badge
Erskine Clan 1953 Sterling Silver Glengarry Badge
Erskine Clan 1953 Sterling Silver Glengarry Badge

Scottish Vintage Silver Erskine Clan Glengarry Badge

Vintage Erskine Clan glengarry badge pin. Clan motto’ Je Pense Plus ‘. Stamped hallmarked on the back Edinburgh – Thomas Ebbutts 1953.

Size approx 47mm x 40mm

The surname Erskine was originally derived from the lands of Erskine, which is an area to the south of the River Clyde in Renfrew. The name is believed to be ancient or Old British for green rising ground.

As early as the reign of Alexander II of Scotland, Henry de Erskine was proprietor of the barony. In about 1226 Henry was a witness to a charter by the Earl of Lennox of the patronage and tithes of Rosneath to Paisley Abbey.

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

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Antique 1820-30 Pattern Scottish Highlanders Kilt Doublet Button silver
Antique brass 1820-30 Pattern Scottish Highlanders Kilt Doublet Button
Highlanders 1820-30 Pattern Antique Scottish Kilt Waistcoat Button – Made to order

Antique 1820-30 Pattern Scottish Highlanders Kilt Waistcoat Button – Made to order

Sterling silver Georgian – Victorian pattern kilt waistcoat buttons, with sword dirk and targe design. Hand crafted from an original 1820-30’s button. We also have the larger doublet size button available to match.

Made to order by the Regimental silversmith.

Size Approx. 26mm x 20mm

Available in: Brass – Silver plate – Solid silver

Sterling silver £P.O.A
Silver plate £16 each
Brass £15

Made to order – Minimum order x8 buttons – Contact us to order

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish provincial and sterling silver and vintage Highland wear to complete your outfit or add to your collection. With an eclectic range of antique Scottish silver, plaid brooches.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Victorian Scottish Highlanders Thistle Kilt Waistcoat Button Set
Victorian Scottish Highlanders Thistle Kilt Waistcoat Button Set
Highlanders 1890 – 1900 Victorian Scottish Thistle Kilt Waistcoat Button Set x8 Buttons

1890-1900 Victorian Scottish Highlanders Thistle Kilt Waistcoat Button Set x8 Buttons

Classic Scottish button set of x8 buttons

Made by classic button and badge maker Thomas Carlyle, Aston, Birmingham, England, bearing the Sword trade mark that was later used by Button Bros Ltd when they took over the firm in 1907.

Size approx. 17mm x 13mm

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Highlanders 1900 Victorian Scottish Thistle Kilt Waistcoat Buttons
Highlanders 1900 Victorian Scottish Thistle Kilt Waistcoat Buttons
Highlanders 1900 Victorian Scottish Thistle Kilt Waistcoat Buttons

1900 Victorian Scottish Highlanders Thistle Kilt Waistcoat Buttons

Classic Scottish button made in Glasgow by A & J Dow..? ( full name difficult to define ) With cast thistle design.

Size approx. 17mm x 13mm

We currently have stock of approx x 40 buttons in this pattern

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish provincial and sterling silver and vintage Highland wear to complete your outfit or add to your collection. With an eclectic range of antique Scottish silver, plaid brooches.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Antique Scottish Highlanders Kilt Button
Highlanders Antique 1820-30 Pattern Scottish Kilt Doublet Button – Made to order

Antique 1820-30 Pattern Scottish Highlanders Kilt Doublet Button – Made to order

Sterling silver Georgian – Victorian pattern kilt doublet buttons, with sword dirk and targe design. Hand crafted from an original 1820-30’s button

Made to order by the Regimental silversmith.

Size Approx. 35mm x 30mm

Available in: Brass – Silver plate – Solid silver

Made to order – Minimum order x8 buttons – Contact us to order

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish provincial and sterling silver and vintage Highland wear to complete your outfit or add to your collection. With an eclectic range of antique Scottish silver, plaid brooches.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Kennedy Clan Sterling Silver 1971 Vintage Badge
Kennedy Clan Sterling Silver 1971 Vintage Badge

Scottish Vintage 1971 Fine Edinburgh Sterling Silver Kennedy Clan Lapel Badge

Vintage Edinburgh hallmarked silver 1971 Clan Kennedy lapel badge with clan motto ‘ Avise la Fin ‘

Size 24mm x 28mm

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Antique Circa 1910 MacDonald Clan Bonnet Badge
Antique Circa 1910 MacDonald Clan Bonnet Badge
MacDonald Clan Antique Circa 1910 Bonnet Badge

Antique Circa 1910 MacDonald Clan Bonnet Badge

Wonderful antique Scottish MacDonald clan glengarry badge with motto ‘ per mare per terras ‘. Made by the classic maker RW Forsyth Edinburgh & Glasgow.

54 mm x 47 mm

With good back pin.

Clan Donald, also known as Clan MacDonald is a Highland Scottish clan and one of the largest Scottish clans. The Lord Lyon King of Arms who is the Scottish official with responsibility for regulating heraldry in that country, issuing new grants of coats of arms, and serving as the judge of the Court of the Lord Lyon, recognizes under Scottish law the High Chief of Clan Donald. Historically the chiefs of the Clan Donald held the title of Lord of the Isles until 1493 and two of those chiefs also held the title of Earl of Ross until 1476.

There are also numerous branches to the Clan Donald and several of these have chiefs recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms; these are: Clan Macdonald of Sleat, Clan Macdonald of Clanranald, Clan MacDonell of Glengarry, Clan MacDonald of Keppoch, and Clan MacAlister. There are also notable historic branches of Clan Donald without chiefs so-recognised, these are: the Clan MacDonald of Dunnyveg, Clan MacDonald of Lochalsh, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and the MacDonalds of Ardnamurchan. The MacDonnells of Antrim are a cadet branch of the MacDonalds of Dunnyveg but do not belong to the Scottish associations and have a chief officially recognised in Ireland.

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Macleod Clan Scottish 1950’s Badge
Macleod Clan Scottish Silver 1950’s Badge

Scottish Vintage Silver MacLeod Clan Badge

Vintage circa 1950’s Macleod Clan lapel badge pin. Stamped Silver on the back.

Size 31mm x 25mm

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Rose clan vinatge RG Lawrie hallmark silver 1961 glengarry badge
Rose Clan RG Lawrie Sterling Silver 1961 Glengarry Badge
Rose Clan RG Lawrie Sterling Silver 1961 Glengarry Badge

 

Scottish Vintage Silver Rose Clan Glengarry Badge – Made by RG Lawrie Glasgow

Vintage Rose Clan badge. Clan motto’ Constant and true ‘. Stamped with the famous bagpipe makers hallmarks 1961 Glasgow on the back

Size approx 47mm x 52mm

We have two of these badges available in the same pattern and hallmark that were bought by the same family in 1961.

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Rose Clan Sterling Silver 1950's Glengarry Badge
Rose Clan Sterling Silver 1950’s Glengarry Badge

Scottish Vintage Silver Rose Clan Glengarry Badge

Vintage circa 1950’s Rose Clan badge. Clan motto’ Constant and true ‘. Stamped ‘ Silver ‘ on the back

Size approx 45mm x 50mm

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

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Rose Clan Sterling Silver 1955 Lapel Badge
Antique & Vintage Scottish Clan Glengarry Badges & Kilt Pins
Rose Clan Sterling Silver 1955 Lapel Badge

 

Scottish Vintage Silver Rose Clan Lapel Pin – Badge

Vintage circa 1955 Rose Clan lapel badge pin. Clan motto’ Constant and true ‘. Stamped Silver hallmarks Thomas Kerr Ebbutts, Edinburgh 1955

Size 31mm x 25mm

 

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Victorian Earl's Silver Mounted Otter Sporran
Victorian 19th C Earl’s Silver Mounted Otter Sporran

 

Victorian Earl’s Silver Mounted Otter Sporran

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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Scottish Victorian Silver Mounted Powder Horn Snuff Mull - Scottish highland wear antiques and vintage
Antique Scottish victorian powder horn
Victorian Scottish Silver Mounted Powder Horn Snuff Mull

Scottish Victorian Silver Mounted Powder Horn Snuff Mull

Engraved silver mounted and gem set Scottish powder horn – snuff mull circa 1870. With an opening thistle engraved lid mounted in Cairngorm stones and thistle shape tip cap. The side is also mounted with a Cairngorm surrounded by silver thistles. Wonderful Scottish Highland dress antique.

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1903 Antique Robert Stewart Glasgow Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich
1903 Antique Robert Stewart Glasgow Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich
Vintage 1903 Antique Robert Stewart Glasgow Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich

1903 Antique Robert Stewart Glasgow Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich

Wonderful Edwardian whisky quaich in Glasgow hallmarked silver with stylised thistle handles. Perfect to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Crafted by Robert Stewart – Glasgow silversmith and hallmarked 1903.

Robert Stewart name is famous for being appointed silversmith to Queen Victoria.

Established in 1832. They appear to have entered their first mark with the Glasgow Assay Office in 1842. The last noted directors of the business were R.V. Stewart & J. Hedley Stewart in 1934. The business appears to have closed in 1935. R. Stewart Limited had earlier incorporated the business of James Weir Limited.

Robert Stewart Jewellery & Silversmith 75 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow. Subsequently 64-66, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Approx. 8 cm across

A quaich archaically quaigh or quoich, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectables in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.

A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

 

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1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish vintage silver sgian dubh with Celtic design silver mounts and carved knotwork pattern blackwood hilt and stone mounted top. In good used vintage condition.

Hallmarked 1938 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Length Approx. 195mm

Thomas Kerr Ebbutt was a Scottish manufacturing jeweller, St David’s Square, Edinburgh. Thomas Ebbutt started work in 1896 and died in 1921. From the beginning he concentrated on making Highland Dress accoutrements. His company continued in business until 1977 when it was bought by Hamilton & Inches. His sgian dubhs are highly prized and respected for their beauty & high quality.

We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh’s and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 – WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s made by the Highland regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.

The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning “black knife”, where “black” may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that “black” means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife’s origin and the meaning of “Dubh” in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, (‘Mattucashlass’), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, (‘Sgian dubh’).

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