Silver paten made in Edinburgh

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From St Peter's Episcopal Chapel, Montrose, Angus

Postcard of Silver paten made in Edinburgh.
© National Museums Scotland

Silver paten made in Edinburgh

A paten is a metal plate used to hold the communion bread during the celebration of mass. This silver example, made by Gillsland and Ker of Edinburgh, is from St Peter's Episcopal Chapel in Montrose in Angus. It is dated 1766-7.

The paten, which is set on three evenly spaced legs, has a raised reeded-edged rim. The inscription on the surface of the paten reads 'St Peters Chapel/ Montrose'.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-529-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 212
Date: 1766 - 1767
Material: Silver. Inscription: G&K; [Edinburgh]; M [gothic]; ST. PETER'S CHAPEL / MONTROSE
Dimensions: 40 mm H x 250 mm Dia
What: Paten
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Who: Gillsland and Ker, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Angus, Montrose, St Peter's Episcopal Chapel
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Round silver paten with a raised, reeded-edged rim, by Gillsland and Ker, Edinburgh, 1766 - 1767, inscribed "St Peter's Chapel, Montrose"
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