Christening cup, given to Deirdre Inches

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made in Edinburgh

Postcard of Christening cup, given to Deirdre Inches.
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Christening cup, given to Deirdre Inches

This silver christening cup, made in Edinburgh by Hamilton & Inches, was given in 1955 to Deirdre Inches by her godfather. Deirdre was the last family director of the firm.

The cup, in the shape of a tazza, has a stem formed from three harps. The cup lid is decorated with pierced scroll work.

Hamilton & Inches was founded in 1866 by James Hamilton and his nephew Robert Kirk Inches. Their first shop was at 90A Princes Street and was primarily a retailing establishment. The firm continued in family ownership until 1992.

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Online ID: 000-100-083-571-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1996.151
Date: 1955
Material: Silver. Inscription: H&I
Dimensions: 180 mm H x 195 mm D
What: Tazza
Who: Deirdre Inches (Recipient)
Messrs Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Circular footed silver tazza with pierced scrollwork lid and stem made up of three harps, by Messrs Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh, 1955
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