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Dumfries Silver Collection

David Gray

Tea spoons, fiddle pattern (3)

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Maker’s mark: “DG”

Dumfries town marks: fouled anchor, unicorn's head

Other mark: “G”

 

Tea was naturally bitter, and sugar made it taste more pleasant.  During the 1700s sugar came from cane grown on Caribbean plantations where it flourished in the hot sunshine, heavy rainfall and fertile soil.

Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
length 140mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1979.216.10
Digital Number:
DMSW021a-d
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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