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Silver cup

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This was presented to James McWhir by the merchants and ship owners of Dumfries in 1810.

 

“…in testimony of their esteem and gratitude for his unremitting zeal and personal exertions in defeating an application to Parliament for the renewal of an Act highly detrimental to the improvement of the River Nith and to the commercial interests of the community at large.”

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
metal, silver
Dimensions:
height 300mm, diameter (rim) 160mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1956.173
Digital Number:
DMSH006n
Creation Date:
1809
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council