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Banff Silver

Banff Silver

Museum of Banff did not have any examples of Banff silver before 1975. During the period 1975-96, there was a concerted effort to assemble a collection of Banff silver, while in 2004 the Boyndie communion beaker was acquired for the collection. The collection, at present, contains examples of all but two of the Banff silversmiths whose marks are known (nearly half the known Banff silversmiths). Many of the items demonstrate a wide range of flatware (spoons, forks and ladles). There are a few examples of hollow ware, including an exceptional early 18th-century teapot, as well as snuff boxes, a nutmeg grater and a spice shaker. There is also a rare piece of silver jewellery.

Dr David M. Bertie


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The collection of Banff Silver in the Museum.

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The Silversmiths of Banff

Silversmiths of Banff written by Dr David M. Bertie.

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Silversmithing in Banff

History of Silversmithing written by Dr David M. Bertie.

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