A set of five (plus one) silver dessert spoons by Francis Howden, Edinburgh, 1793. Five of the spoons have the Mackenzie crest engraved on them with the words ‘I face all weather’ over a stag on a hill and the word ‘Tulloch Ard’ underneath. Tulloch ard means the high hillock. When the clan needed to communicate with one another, usually in times of trouble, they would set alight a barrel of tar high on the hill. This saying became their war cry and slogan. The odd spoon out has the Douglas crest and ‘God for us’ above a hand holding a dagger.
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