Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Birmingham (1901) hallmarks, round form with draped hand chased floral repousse decoration to body, rim and base with c-scroll motifs on a scaled ground, raised on a stepped domed foot, engraved with family crest above the motto "TOUCH NOT THE CAT BUT A GLOVE".
8 1/2 x 12 in dia.
48.15 troy oz.From a Private Collection, Wisconsin
The phrase "Touch not the cat, but a glove" is the motto of the Scottish Highland Clan Macpherson, serving as a warning to other clans to take caution before entering into business with them.
Scattered minor pitting and shallow denting.