Scots history up for grabs at auction

HUNDREDS of items are to go under the hammer when a city auction house holds its annual Scottish sale.

Bonhams, in Queen Street, will put almost 700 items up for sale next month.

Included in the auction are paintings, weapons, sculpture, furniture, whisky and jewellery.

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One item expected to attract attention is a Jacobite light baluster wine glass, which dates back to 1750.

Katherine Wright, head of ceramics and glass at Bonhams, said: “Jacobite glasses are prized for their history and the air of intrigue which surrounds them. They date from the years following the first Jacobite rebellion in 1715 and were decorated with secret symbols of support for the Stuart pretenders to the British throne.”

The sale takes place on August 29 and 30 after a public viewing of the lots from 
August 26.