Communion cup

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From Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Postcard of Communion cup.
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Communion cup

This silver communion cup is one of a pair from Greyfriars' Kirk in Edinburgh. The pair was made by silversmith John Wardlaw in 1644. Another two cups of the same type were made for Greyfriars' Kirk by Thomas Cleghorne in 1633-5.

The cup is inscribed with the words: 'For the Chvrch of the Svth Vest Parich of Edinbvrghe'.

Opened in 1620, Greyfriars' Kirk was originally known as the 'Church of the South-west Parish of Edinburgh'. It was one of the first three Scottish post-Reformation churches, along with the Tron Kirk in Edinburgh, and Burntisland Church in Fife.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-900-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  Q.L.1950.23
Date: 1644
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 225 mm H x 208 mm Dia
What: Cup, communion
Who: J. Wardlaw
John Wardlaw (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Greyfriars Kirk
Description: Silver communion cup from Greyfriars Kirk by John Wardlaw, Edinburgh, 1644
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