Made by the well-known Edinburgh goldsmith Ebenezer Oliphant, this elaborate set of portable cutlery and wine beakers was among the possessions of Prince Charles Edward Stuart Scotland during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. Following Charles’s defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the canteen, with other items belonging to Charles, was seized by William, Duke of Cumberland, commander of the Hanoverian forces. The canteen can be used with students to develop enquiries into the events leading up to the Rebellion, its aftermath and the subsequent role of Scots in the growth of the British Empire.
Made in Edinburgh, Scotland
made AD 1740 – 1741
National Museum of Scotland
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