Communion plate, associated with Trinity College Kirk, Edinburgh

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Communion plate, associated with Trinity College Kirk, Edinburgh

This plate was part of a remarkable set of communion and baptismal silver acquired by the Trinity College Kirk of Edinburgh in the 1630s. The plate was made by Thomas Kirkwood of Edinburgh.

The plate is shallow and circular with a wide rim and a raised engraved base showing a table set for communion with the actual silver vessels acquired by Trinity College Kirk.

Trinity College Church, which stood on the site of Waverley Station, was founded in 1460 by Mary of Gueldres in memory of her husband James II.

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Online ID: 000-100-050-206-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  Q.L.1987.5
Date: Between 1633 and 1635
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 65 mm H x 520 mm Dia
What: Plate, bread, communion
Who: George Crawfurd, deacon
Thomas Kirkwood
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Trinity College
Description: Silver communion bread plate by Thomas Kirkwood, deacon George Crawfurd, 1633 - 1635, from Trinity College Church, Edinburgh
  • Burns, T. Old Scottish Communion Plate. Edinburgh: Burns, 1892 
  • Marshall, R. K. (ed). Dynasty: The Royal House of Stewart. Edinburgh: NGS & NMS, 1990, p 67 
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