Communion cup

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From Ellon Kirk, Aberdeenshire

Postcard of Communion cup.
© National Museums Scotland

Communion cup

This silver communion cup from Ellon Kirk in Aberdeenshire was made in 1642 by Walter Melville, a goldsmith in Aberdeen. Given to the church in 1642 by John Middleton, burgess of Aberdeen, the cup is a copy of one made in Amsterdam.

The beaker-shaped cup is engraved with birds and foliage.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-919-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  Q.L.1960.29
Date: 1642
17th century
Dimensions: 180 mm H x 110 mm Dia x 80 mm Dia (Base)
What: Beaker, communion
Who: Walter Melville, Aberdeen (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen
Description: Silver communion beaker presented to Ellon Kirk, Aberdeenshire, by John Middleton, burgess of Aberdeen, by Walter Melville, Aberdeen, 1642
  • "Renaissance Decorative Arts in Scotland, 1480 - 1650" catalogue. 
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