Communion cup

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From Ellon Kirk, Aberdeenshire

Postcard of Communion cup.
© National Museums Scotland

Communion cup

This silver communion cup is from Ellon Kirk in Aberdeenshire. It was given to the congregation by landowner John Kennedy of Kermuck and his wife Janet Forbes. The cup was made in Amsterdam, where such beakers were common secular drinking cups.

On the bottom of the cup is an inscription reading: 'Coft from Alexander Hayes Anno 1634'.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-918-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  Q.L.1960.28
Date: 17th century
Dimensions: 180 mm H x 110 mm Dia x 80 mm Dia ( Base)
What: Beaker, communion
Who: Alexander Hayes, SCOTLAND (Retailer)
Where: Netherlands, Amsterdam
Description: Silver communion beaker presented to Ellon Kirk, Aberdeenshire, by John Kennedy of Kermuck and his wife Janet Forbes, made in Amsterdam, sold by Alexander Hayes, 17th century
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