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FROM THE COLLECTION OF T.R.H. PRINCE HENRY & PRINCESS ALICE, THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER. A very rare George II Sugar Caster made in Edinburgh in 1753 by John Clark, Assay Master Hugh Gordon.


The Caster is of baluster form and stands on an applied spreading foot. The domed cover is pierced with plain roundels and is engraved with spiral work designs and bands of stylised flower heads. The front of the main body is engraved with a contemporary Scottish Crest, with Motto above, this being of the Moncrieffe family. The cover terminates in a cast bell finial. The caster is in excellent condition and is very well marked in the foot. Casters are also especially rare from Scotland and were not made in large numbers.

The Caster was a wedding present to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester from Major General Sir Richard and Lady Howard-Vyse and was contained in their collection at Kensington Palace and Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire.

Height: 7 inches, 17.5cm.
Diameter at the widest point: 2.75 inches, 6.88cm.
Weight: 8oz.