A Rattray & Co. 9K Gold Center Bowl Presented to the Earl ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Rattray & Co. 9K Gold Center Bowl Presented to the Earl & Countess of Strathmore, Dundee, Scotland, circa 1931
Marks: (tree), R&CO, 375, I, 9
7-3/8 x 11-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches (18.6 x 28.6 x 23.5 cm)
56 troy ounces
The waisted ovoid bowl, meandering openwork Celtic dragon-motif strapwork rim above knotted knops, strapwork with integrated knops repeats in vertical bands from waist centering coat of arms of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and motto IN TE DOMINE SPERAVI, dragon-motif continued in double handles and to domed waisted foot.
The bowl was presented to the Earl and Countess of Strathmore on the 30th of September, by a deputation of the city of Dundee in honor of their Golden Wedding Anniversary at their home, Glamis Castle. The Earl and Countess were parents to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Consort to George VI of England and Queen Mother to Elizabeth II.
Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000.
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