Silver Mounted Nut Cup

Silver Mounted Nut Cup , c.1830

William Jamieson

Silversmith:William Jamieson
Aberdeen, Scotland, active 1806 - 1841

silver and coconut

The shaped nut body of this unusual cup is carved with scrollwork while the silver mounted rim and stem remain relatively plain. However, the rim of the cup is engraved: Captain George Watson Renown Canal Terrace Aberdeen.

The cup was owned, and presumably used, around 1830, by Captain George Watson of 10 Canal Terrace, Aberdeen. During his navel career, Watson captained the Aberdeen built ships 'Renown' and 'Expedition'.


Purchased in 1978 with assistance from the National Fund for Acquisitions.

Height: 15.4 cm Maximum: Diameter: 6 cm Weight: 145.64gm
Acc. No. ABDAG000098

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