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    A 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.

    Condition Report*: Center bowl overall presents beautifully, with scattered light abrasions to exterior shoulders, with one minute push to front left panel and scattered to rear panels, minor surface and polishing scratches to interior, and slight loss of round to foot.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2020
    5th Tuesday
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