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EDINBURGH. An extremely rare George III Tumbler Cup made in Edinbugh in 1775 by William Davie.


The Cup is plain in design with a reeded rim and is modelled in an unusual wide shallow form, with domed base. This is a design of Tumbler Cup which is seen sometimes from Newcastle, however this is the first time we have seen it from Scotland. The side of the main body is engraved with a very unusual contemporary Crest and also displays a crisp set of hallmarks. The Crest is that of Craig of Riccarton, co. Midlothian. Robert Craig of Riccarton, died 1818, left his estates by virtue of entail to James Gibson, who thereafter took the name and arms of Craig after his own. This Sir James Gibson-Craig was created a baronet in 1831. This piece is in excellent condition and is of a very good gauge, weight and colour. Scottish Tumbler Cups are particularly rare and seldom appear on the market.

Height: 1.75 inches, 4.38cm.

Diameter at the rim: 3.1 inches, 7.75cm.

Weight: 5.5oz.