Communion cup

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From Rosneath Parish Church, Dumbartonshire

Postcard of Communion cup.
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Communion cup

This silver communion cup is one of the earliest known to have been used by the Reformed Church. It was one of two that were long in the possession of Rosneath Parish Church in Dumbartonshire. It was made by John Mosman of Edinburgh in 1585-1586.

The communion cup copies a contemporary style of wine cup. John Mosman's punch appears twice on the bowl of the cup as he was both the maker and the deacon of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths.

John Mosman was admitted as a master of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths in 1575. He was a member of a family of goldsmiths going back to the late 15th century, one of whom was responsible for the re-making of the Scottish Crown in 1540.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-578-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 253
Date: 1585 - 1586
Material: Silver. Inscription: Bowl of cup: [punch of John Mossman, twice]
Dimensions: 230 mm H x 100 mm Dia (Rim) x 95 mm Dia (Base)
What: Cup, communion
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Who: John Mossman, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Dunbartonshire, Rosneath Parish Church
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver communion cup by John Mossman, Edinburgh, 1585 - 1586, one of two that were long in the possession of Rosneath Parish Church, Dunbartonshire
  • Dalgleish, G. & Maxwell, S. The Lovable Craft 1687-1987: An Exhibition to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Royal Charter of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh. NMS: Edinburgh; 1987 p 18 
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