Communion bread plate

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from Martyr's Church, Glasgow

Postcard of Communion bread plate.
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Communion bread plate

This pewter communion bread plate is from the Martyr's Church in Glasgow. It was made in Edinburgh in the late 18th or early 19th century by William Scott, a pewterer based in Edinburgh's West Bow.

The plate has a plain rim and a flat, plain base. Inscribed on the underside of the base is 'W. SCOTT / W. SCOTT / SCOTT/ EDINR.'

There were at least two pewterers called William Scott working in the West Bow in Edinburgh in the late 18th and early 19th century.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-573-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 248
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century
Material: Pewter. Inscription: Marks on base: W. SCOTT / W. SCOTT / SCOTT [over] EDINR
Dimensions: 378 mm Dia
What: Plate, communion
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Who: W. Scott, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Communion plate of pewter with a flat, plain base, inscribed W. SCOTT and SCOTT [over] EDINR. on the underside of the base
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