Celebrating a Scottish Tycoon
Born in 1835 in Dunfermline, Andrew Carnegiewent from humble beginnings to become one of Scotland's most prized exports. A steel tycoon, stockbroker, writer, lecturer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Andrew emigrated to America in 1848 with only a few possessions to his name. He transformed his life and legacy by setting up his businesses in Pittsburgh and becoming, at one point, the richest man in the world.
A George V silver presentation casket given to Louise Whitfield Carnegie, Andrew Carnegie's widow, in 1935. The casket is crafted in a rectangular hinged form with pierced Celtic design hinges, Celtic banding to the upper and lower edges and bracket feet, an armorial crest engraved to the lid and inscription on the front.
An Ivory Mallet
An ivory mallet of circular fluted form with double fluted and beaded baluster handle, the silver terminal plaque inscribed, "Presented to Andrew Carnegie on the occasion of the laying of the memorial stone of King's Theatre in Edinburgh, 18th August 1906."
RHASS (Royal Highland Show)
Earl of Rosebery
Scottish Motor Racing Club