1870's Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Sporran
1870's Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Sporran
1870’s Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Sporran

Lord Keith-Falconer Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Sporran – A fine 1870-1880 sporran with brass cantle. The pouch was originally covered in otter fur but it required restoration. The front has now been restored using Musquash which is the closest fur to the Scottish otter. The fur then has three fine gilt balls with chains in an unusual design.

Small pack pouch and original fine waist strap chain.

Size approx. 23cm x 17cm

Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore, Lord Inverurie KT GCMG PC FRSE (12 August 1852 – 3 March 1930) was a British politician and colonial governor.

Born at Lixmount House, in Trinity, Edinburgh, Keith-Falconer was the eldest son of Francis Keith Falconer, 8th Earl of Kintore and his wife Louisa Madeleine, née Hawkins. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.

He held the office of a Lord-in-Waiting between 1885 and 1886. He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1886. He held the office of Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard between 1886 and 1889. Lord Kintore was Governor of South Australia between 1889 and 10 April 1895. He was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) on his appointment.

On his return from South Australia he resumed his post of lord-in-waiting at the court, serving Queen Victoria until her death and Edward VII until 1905. His court duties brought him the grand cordon of the Crown of Italy, the first class of the Prussian order of the Red Eagle and the Grand Cross of the Portuguese military order of Christ. In 1913 he was elected deputy-Speaker of the House of Lords.

A fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by each of the Universities of Aberdeen.

Lord Kintore married Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu (14 October 1851 – Keith Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeen, 21 September 1932), second daughter of George Montagu, 6th Duke of Manchester, at St George’s, Hanover Square, London, on 14 August 1873.

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MacDougall Clan 19th Century Crest Antique Glengarry Badge
MacDougall Clan 19th Century Crest Antique Glengarry Badge
1890 – 19th Century MacDougall Clan Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

MacDougall Clan 19th Century Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

Interesting Victorian family crest badge for the MacDougall with the motto ‘ Vinci vel Mori ‘ To conquer or die

Crest used in the past by Steward of Lunga and Daill, Ardfern, Argyllshire

Blazon –  An Arm In Armour Embossed Ppr., Holding A Cross Crosslet Fitchã

Source – Fairbairn’s Book of Crests, 1905 ed.

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.

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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1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy's Sgian Dubh
1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy's Sgian Dubh
1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy’s Sgian Dubh

1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy’s Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique boys size sgian dubh with celtic knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1900 made by Thomas Johnston, Glasgow. Silver mounts with a stone set top and it appears there may have been a blade, but it is fixed permanently into the scabbard so cannot be drawn. From a private Estate purchase on Royal Deeside.

In good used antique condition.

Approx 14.5cm

Would make a wonderful addition to any sgian dubh collection or Scottish Christening gift.

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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1914-18 Antique Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
1914-18 Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
1914-18 Antique Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh

Circa 1914-18 Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh –  Scottish Gordon Highlanders WW1 period regimental sgian dubh. With black wood studded handle and classic Gordon’s stone set mount on the hilt.

Some pitting and sharpening – wear to the steel blade but in great vintage condition for an antique sgian dubh that survived WW1 and WW2. See photos

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994,

The regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 instigated under the Childers Reforms. The new two-battalion regiment was formed out of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot—which became the 1st Battalion of the new regiment—and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion. In 1994 it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). Today officers of the regiment still wear Gordon pattern sgian dubh’s and dirks.

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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1920's Inverness Silver Vintage Scottish Sgian Dubh
1920's Inverness Silver Vintage Scottish Sgian Dubh
1920’s Inverness Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh

1920’s Inverness Silver Vintage Scottish Sgian Dubh – Medlock and Craik Silver vintage Scottish sgian dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with rope pattern knot work black wood handle. Silver mounts hallmarked made by Medlock & Craik Inverness. Plain style mounts with a studded grip and a pin set top. In good used vintage condition.

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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1940's Gordon Highlanders Officers WW2 Leather Day Sporran
1940’s Gordon Highlanders Officers WW2 Leather Day Sporran

1940’s Gordon Highlanders Officers WW2 Leather Day Sporran

Circa 1940’s WW2 Gordon Highlanders officers leather day sporran made by Wm Anderson & Sons, Edinburgh and Glasgow. From the estate of an ex officer from Aberdeenshire.

Please see the photo. In great used condition.

No sporran strap included.

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994, when it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders to form the Highlanders.

The regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 instigated under the Childers Reforms. The new two-battalion regiment was formed out of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot — which became the 1st Battalion of the new regiment—and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion

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

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1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh
1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh
1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh

1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with celtic knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1955 made by Robert Allison, Glasgow. Plain style silver mounts with a stone set top.

In good used vintage condition.

Approx 21cm

Cumberland St, Glasgow based silversmith Robert Allison & James Allison, were trading as Robert Allison and later Robert Allison & Son from 1954. They later opened a shop in Edinburgh as well as Glasgow. The company ceased trading 1982.

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

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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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Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge - atholl highlander sterling silver glengarry badge
Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge
Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge

Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge

Solid silver Atholl Highlanders silver glengarry badge hand crafted by the regimental silversmith.

Made to order approx 3-4 weeks

The Atholl Highlanders is a Scottish ceremonial infantry regiment. The regiment is not part of the British Army but is in the private employ of the Duke of Atholl, and based in Blair Atholl

The regiment was originally raised in Perthshire by John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl as the 77th Regiment of Foot (or Atholl Highlanders, or Murray’s Highlanders) in December 1777.

More than 50 years later, in 1839, George Murray, 6th Duke of Atholl, as Lord Glenlyon, resurrected the regiment as a bodyguard which he took to the Eglinton Tournament at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire. Three years later, in 1842, the regiment escorted Queen Victoria during her tour of Perthshire and, in 1844, when the Queen stayed as a guest of the Duke at Blair Castle, the regiment mounted the guard for the entire duration of her stay. In recognition of the service that the regiment provided during her two visits, the Queen announced that she would present the Atholl Highlanders with colours, thus giving the regiment official status.

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Baird Clan Scottish 1920's Glengarry Badge - Brooch
Baird Clan Scottish 1920’s Glengarry Badge – Brooch
Baird Clan Scottish 1920’s Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Baird Clan Scottish 1920’s Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Baird is a common surname of primarily Scottish origins. An old legend says that the family obtained their lands in Scotland when one Baird rescued King William the Lion while he was being attacked by a wild boar. While the validity of that legend is unknown, the Baird family did obtain lands in Aberdeenshire.

Size approx 44mm 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.

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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Hammered Hamilton & Inches Silver Kilt Buckle
Hammered Sterling Silver Kilt Buckle - Hammered Hamilton & Inches Silver Kilt Buckle
Beaded – Hammered Hamilton & Inches Silver Kilt Buckle

Hammered beaded sterling silver kilt belt buckle.

Hammered bead sterling silver kilt belt buckle. Made to order by the Royal silversmith. Hamilton & Inches Edinburgh hallmarked. Hand made to order.

Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from 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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Vintage Cameron Clan Sterling Silver 1940’s Scottish Badge
Vintage Cameron Clan Sterling Silver 1940’s Scottish Badge
Cameron Clan Sterling Silver 1940’s Scottish Badge

Vintage Cameron Clan Sterling Silver 1940’s Scottish Badge

Vintage Scottish Cameron clan glengarry badge with motto. ‘ Pro Rege Et Patria ‘.

Marked on reverse SILVER

With good back pin.

42 mm x  50 mm

Clan Cameron is a West Highland Scottish clan, with one main branch Lochiel, and numerous cadet branches. The Clan Cameron lands are in Lochaber and within their lands lies Ben Nevis which is the highest mountain in the British Isles.The Chief of the clan is customarily referred to as simply “Lochiel”.

Central to the Clan Cameron crest are five arrows, “united” with one another with a gules ribbon or band.  This crest goes back to before 1745, when it supplemented the old “dexter arm” crest (which was still used interchangeably with the Five Arrows into the mid-twentieth century.  These two crests, and their mottos on the surrounding strap, may be used by clansmen to denote their clan affiliation.





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Campbell Clan 1920’s Scottish Glengarry Badge
Vintage Scottish Campbell clan badge
Campbell Clan 1920’s Scottish Glengarry Badge

Scottish Campbell Clan 1920’s Clan Glengarry Badge

Vintage 1920’s Scottish Campbell clan glengarry badge with motto.

With later replacement 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.

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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Edward VII 1901 Silver Coronation Throne Pin Cushion
Edward VII 1901 Silver Coronation Throne Pin Cushion
Edward VII 1901 Silver Coronation Throne Pin Cushion

Edward VII 1901 Coronation Throne Pin Cushion – A silver throne pin cushion with gothic pierced sides and legs in the form of standing lions. this is a copy of the Coronation Throne, or King Edward I Chair, which was built to hold the Stone of Scone (the Coronation Stone of Scotland). This is the same Throne that is in Westminster Abbey and on which every English Monarch has been crowned since.

When Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901, Edward became King of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India and, in an innovation, King of the British Dominions. However, his coronation took place in 1902 after it had to be rescheduled due to illness.

Later replacement pin cushion pad.

Weight 23 grams.

Height 5.5 cms. Base 3 x 2.1 cms.

Hallmarked for London 1901 with the silversmiths mark for Cornelius Saunders & James Francis Shepherd.

The Coronation Chair was made for King Edward I to enclose the famous Stone of Scone, which he brought from Scotland to the Abbey in 1296, where he placed it in the care of the Abbot of Westminster.

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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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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Gordon Clan Large Vintage Scottish Badge
Gordon Clan Large Vintage Scottish Badge
Gordon Clan – Large Vintage Scottish Badge

Gordon Clan Large Vintage Scottish Badge – Silver plated with clan motto Bydand.

Large badge size – Approx. 58mm wide

With two good back lugs ( not pin )

Clan Gordon, also known as the House of Gordon, is a Scottish clan. The chief of the clan was the powerful Earl of Huntly, and now also the Marquess of Huntly.

In 1513, during the Anglo-Scottish Wars, the Clan Gordon led by Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly fought at the Battle of Flodden.

In 1526 the title of Earl of Sutherland and chieftenship of the Clan Sutherland passed by right of marriage to Adam Gordon who was a younger son of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly.

Later during the Anglo-Scottish Wars, George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly defeated an English army at the Battle of Haddon Rig in 1542 but the Gordons were later part of the Scottish army which was defeated at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in 1547.

The Gordons fought on both sides during both the Jacobite rising of 1715 and the Jacobite rising of 1745. In 1715 the fighting force of the Clan Gordon is given by General George Wade as 1000 Claymores. The second Duke of Gordon followed the Jacobites in 1715 and fought at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

Jacobite rising of 1745 – Cosmo Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon supported the British government during the rising of 1745. However, his brother, Lord Lewis Gordon, raised two Jacobite regiments against the Hanoverians. The Gordon Jacobites fought at the Battle of Inverurie (1745), the Battle of Falkirk (1746) and the Battle of Culloden (1746).

British Army Regiments – Two regiments named the “Gordon Highlanders” have been raised from the Clan Gordon. The first was the “81st” formed in 1777 by the Hon. Colonel William Gordon, son of the Earl of Aberdeen and was disbanded in 1783. The second was the “92nd” raised by Alexander the 4th Duke of Gordon in 1794.


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92nd Gordon Highlanders Victorian Pattern Bonnet Badge
Gordon Highlanders 92nd Highlanders Victorian Pattern Forage - Bonnet Badge
Gordon Highlanders 92nd Highlanders Victorian Pattern Forage – Bonnet Badge

Gordon Highlanders 92nd Highlanders Victorian Pattern Forage – Bonnet Badge

Victorian pattern 92nd Gordon Highlanders forage – bonnet badge with two back lugs.

Brass badge with two good back lugs

The badge was also used on the crossbelt buckle by the Pipe Major of the Gordon Highlanders.

A great used badge. We cannot be sure of actual age, came from a collection compiled in the 1960’s

The Gordon Highlanders regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 instigated under the Childers Reforms. The new two-battalion regiment was formed out of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot—which became the 1st Battalion of the new regiment—and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion.

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994, when it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

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Gordon Highlanders 3D Officers Badge
Gordon Highlanders Officers – Warrant Officers – Sgts Badge
Modern Issue Gordon Highlanders Officers – Warrant Officers – Sgts Badge
Made by the Gordon Highlanders regimental badge maker
Two back lugs
White metal 3D badge – Approx 7 days from order

The Gordon Highlanders regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 instigated under the Childers Reforms. The new two-battalion regiment was formed out of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot—which became the 1st Battalion of the new regiment—and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion.

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994, when it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

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Antique Victorian Scottish Grieve - Pasley Glengarry Badge - Brooch
Grieve Crest Vintage Scottish Glengarry Badge - Brooch
Grieve Crest Vintage Scottish Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Grieve Crest Vintage Scottish Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Family – Grieve

Blazon – An arm in armour holding a dagger point downward proper.

Circa 1890 Victorian Scottish white metal glengarry badge brooch. With engraved surround

Size approx 46mm x 46mm

Family – Grieve

Grieve family name origin – Scottish and northern English: occupational name for a steward or estate manager, Middle English greve, Old English græfa. Compare Reeve and Sheriff.

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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Hamilton & Inches Plain Sterling Silver Quaich
Hamilton & Inches Plain Sterling Silver Quaich

Hamilton & Inches Plain Sterling Silver Quaich

Fine Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver. Perfect for after that day on the hill or river to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Made and designed by the Hamilton & Inches workshops.

Approx 3 “ in diameter with a plain finish, perfect for engraving.

Made to order

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Hamilton & Inches Sterling Silver Stag Head Quaich
Hamilton & Inches Sterling Silver Stag Head Quaich

Hamilton & Inches Sterling Silver Stag Head Quaich

Stag head quaich in fine Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver. Perfect for after that day on the hill or river to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Made and designed by the Hamilton & Inches workshops.

Approx 4 “ in diameter with a plain finish, perfect for engraving.

Made to order

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Hamilton & Inches Thistle Sterling Silver Quaich
Hamilton & Inches Thistle Sterling Silver Quaich

Hamilton & Inches Thistle Sterling Silver Quaich

Fine Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver. Perfect for after that day on the hill or river to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Made and designed by the Hamilton & Inches workshops.

Approx 3 “ in diameter with a plain finish, perfect for engraving.

Made to order

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Highlanders officers regimental silver kilt pin
Highlanders Officers Regimental Silver Kilt Pin
Highlanders Officers Regimental Silver Kilt Pin

Highlanders regimental officers sterling silver kilt pin

Sterling silver officers kilt pin made by the regimental silversmith. As worn by officers of The Gordon Highlanders, Seaforth Highlanders, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and The Highlanders ( 4 Scots Royal Regiment of Scotland )

Edinburgh Hallmarked – Made to order – Approx 4-6 weeks depending on hallmarking

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994, when it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth Highlanders and Cameron Highlanders) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). The kilt pin was also worn by the officers of the Seaforth Highlanders and is still worn by the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

We have offer a range of vintage, antique and collectible Scottish regimental glengarry badges, regimental officers kilt pins, plaid brooches, belt buckles and regimental sporran cantles. This range of ever changing stock make wonderful additions to any collection of Scottish military badges and insignia.

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1944 Vintage Provincial Silver Kilt Button Set - John Fraser Inverness - Scottish Vintage Provincial Silver Kilt Button Set - Scottish Vintage Provincial John Fraser Inverness Celtic Knot Scottish Silver Kilt Button Set
Scottish Vintage Provincial Silver Kilt Button Set
Inverness Provincial Silver John Fraser Scottish Vintage Celtic Knot Scottish Kilt Button Set £1000

Scottish provincial Inverness silver Celtic button set of x 25

Sterling silver Celtic button set for a Prince Charlie jacket and waistcoat made by John Fraser of Inverness.

Made in Inverness – Hallmarked JF ( John Fraser ) date letter O Edinburgh 1944

x20 Large buttons – Approx 18mm square

x5 Smaller waistcoat size buttons – Approx 14mm square

John Fraser Inverness hallmarked. Active 1942 – 1969 in Edinburgh Assay Office. He served his apprenticeship in the 1930s with Medlock and Craik, watchmakers and jewellers at 6 Bridge Street, Inverness. The firm later had premises in Exchange Place, and Queensgate.

£1000 the full set – Contact us regarding purchase

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Lions 19th Century Family Crest Antique Glengarry Badge
Lions 19th Century Family Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

Lions – Lyons – Lion 19th Century Family Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

Interesting Victorian family crest badge for the Lions family with the motto ‘ Pro Rege Et Patria ‘

One of the crest versions for a branch of the Lions family. The surname was first found in Perthshire in the 12th century.

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.

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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1930's MacAulay Clan Crest Glengarry
MacAulay Clan 1930’s Crest Glengarry
MacAulay Clan 1930’s Crest Glengarry

1930’s MacAulay Clan Crest Glengarry

MacAulay Clan Crest: A spurred boot.

MacAulay Clan Motto: Dulce Periculum (Danger is sweet).

Made by the classic maker R G Lawrie

Stamped RGL – Made in Scotland on the reverse

Size approx. 53mm x 47mm

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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Scottish - Irish 1930's Vintage Reid Family Glengarry Badge
Reid Family Scottish – Irish 1930’s Vintage Glengarry Badge
Reid Family Scottish – Irish 1930’s Vintage Glengarry Badge

Scottish – Irish Reid Family Glengarry Badge

Circa 1930’s vintage Scottish – Irish Reid Family glengarry badge with good back pin.

Size approx 47mm x 42mm

Family – Reid

Motto – Fortitudine et labore
By fortitude and labour

Blazon – An Eagle Rising Ppr.
Source – Fairbairn’s Book of Crests, 1905 ed.

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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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Sterling Silver H&I Celtic Knot Engraved Waist Belt Plate Buckle
Bespoke Sterling Silver Clan Crest Celtic Knot Engraved Kilt Belt Buckle - Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Waist Belt Plate Buckle
Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Waist Belt Plate Buckle

Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Waist Belt Plate Buckle

With hand engraved Celtic design silver waist belt kilt buckle plate. Perfect for engraving with clan crest as an extra. Fits a standard kilt belt ( not supplied with buckle but available as an extra from the belt page )

Hand crafted in Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver.

Made to order – We will confirm production time on order.

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Edwardian Scottish youths sporran in leather
Victorian – Edwardian Small Size – Youth’s Leather Sporran

Antique Victorian – Edwardian Small – Youth’s Leather Sporran

Circa 1900 Fine leather sporran in a smaller size with tooled leather flap and three braided tassels. It maybe a youths sporran or maybe just a smaller size due to it’s age. In great antique patina.

No sporran strap included ( contact us with sizes if strap required as an extra )

6 1/4″ wide x 7 1/2″ high – 16cm x 19cm

From a private house in Edinburgh

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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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Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran - Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran
Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran - Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran
Vintage 1910 – 1920 Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran

 

Antique – Vintage 1910 – 1920 Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran
With engraved cantle featuring thistle designs with a leather backing. Three black hair tassels on a ivory horsehair body. Small leather back pocket.
In good used vintage condition having had a gentle cleaning of the hair and cantle.

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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1920's Vintage Otter Fur - Leather Day Sporran
1920's Vintage Otter Fur - Leather Day Sporran
Vintage 1920’s Otter Fur Leather Day Sporran
1920's Vintage Otter Fur – Leather Day Sporran

Circa 1920's Otter fur sporran with leather flap and two braided wood and leather tassels. Some minor fur loss under the flap due to it's age. Please see the photo. In great vintage patina. Made by classic Highland wear and sporran maker R W Forsyth – Glasgow

Size. 20cm x 16cm = 8″ x 6 1/2″

No original sporran strap included, so we will supply a new strap

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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1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson - Edinburgh Fur Vintage Sporran
Vintage 1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson - Edinburgh Fur Sporran
Vintage 1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson – Edinburgh Fur Sporran

1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson – Edinburgh Fur Vintage Sporran

Fine vintage William Anderson & Sons Edinburgh sporran with Celtic engraved cantle. The sporran was made in 1933, the fur had deteriorated so badly that we have fully restored the front with some fine quality Musquash fur to restore to its original look. During the restoration we found the date 1933 under the old fur. The back has a back pocked and is marked with the gilt makers stamp.

A very fine vintage dress sporran from a classic Highland wear maker.

Size Approx. 9 1/2″ x 8″ = Approx 24cm x 20cm

No original sporran strap included.

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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1935 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh
1935 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1935 Sterling Silver Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh

1935 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with rope pattern knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1935 made by Thomas Kerr Ebbutt. Plain style mounts with a heart design a stone set top. In good used vintage condition.

Approx 20cm

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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Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Glasgow silver skean dubh
Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1937 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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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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1950's Vintage Brown Leather Celtic Knot Day Sporran
Vintage 1950’s Brown Leather Celtic Knot Day Sporran

1950’s Vintage Brown Leather Celtic Knot Day Sporran – Wonderful vintage brown leather days sporran with tooled Celtic knot pattern on the front and three thistle style. The is no maker’s stamp on the back but we have had vintage sporrans in the past in this style made in Aberdeen.

In great used condition.

Size approx. 81/2″ x 7 1/4″

No strap included.

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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1950's Vintage Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran
Vintage 1950’s Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran

1950’s Vintage Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran

Circa 1950’s Fine leather sporran with brass studs and tooling on the leather flap and three braided tassels. In great vintage patina.

No original sporran strap included, so we will supply a new strap )

From a private house in the Orkney Islands

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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Vintage Rare Cheetah Fur Leather Sporran - Vintage Highland wear rare big cat fur Scottish sporran for sale
Vintage Rare 1950’s Cheetah Fur Leather Sporran

1950’s Vintage Rare Cheetah Fur Leather Sporran

Circa 1950’s Cheetah fur sporran with leather flap and three leather tassels and a brass stud. In great vintage patina. Stamped Paisley Ltd – Glasgow on the reverse.

Size approx. 7″ x 8″

No original sporran strap included.

Due to the fact we cannot export this protected species to the US or Canada please email us about purchasing this sporran. UK clients only

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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Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest
1890-1900 Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest
Vintage Scottish 1890-1900 Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest

1890-1900 Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest

Antique hair sporran with thistle edge cantle and stags head crest on the leather insert. The stags head may relate to a clan like the Fraser clan badge ( re Outlander ), Hutchison Family, Colquhoun Clan, Davidson Clan, Clan Rollo and others.

Ivory horsehair body with two black horsehair tassels with plated bells. Some minor hair loss as you expect with a true antique Victorian sporran. Some minor wear to the back purse flap. Still in great wearable condition.

Size. Approx 38cm x 18cm – 14.5″ x 8″

No strap supplied with the 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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1915 Antique Edinburgh Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
1915 Antique Edinburgh Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
Vintage Scottish 1915 Antique Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

1915 Antique Edinburgh Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with thistle design and a thistle top. Black wood carved hilt. In good used antique condition some minor pitting on the blade and a small 2mm dent on scabbard ( see photos ).

Hallmarked 1915 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh.

Approx 19.7 cm – 6.3/4 inches long

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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1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh
1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh
Vintage Scottish 1918 Antique Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with thistle design and pin top. Black wood carved knotted rope hilt. In good used antique condition.

Hallmarked. Henry Tatton, Edinburgh 1918.

Approx 20cm

Henry Tatton silversmith (1868-1953) was active at 30 Rose Street, Edinburgh from 1892. In 1936 the firm became Henry Tatton & Son Ltd, with Henry Tatton and his son Henry Roy Tatton as managing directors.

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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Vintage Scottish Gordon Highlanders MOD Culloden Sporran Cantle
Vintage Scottish Gordon Highlanders MOD Culloden Sporran Cantle
Vintage Scottish Gordon Highlanders MOD Culloden Sporran Cantle
Scottish Gordon Highlanders MOD Culloden Sporran Cantle
Classic military sporran with brass Culloden style sporran cantle. Bearing a Gordon Highlanders sporran badge with a kings crown.
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