Baptismal basin

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from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

Postcard of Baptismal basin.
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Baptismal basin

This pewter baptismal basin was used at the Parish Church at East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire. It was probably made in London in 1739.

The interior of the basin is engraved 'EAST KILBRIDE PARISH KIRK, 1739'. The exterior bears the coat-of-arms of the Eglinton family and is marked 'MADE IN LONDON'.

In the Presbyterian Church, baptism is one of the two sacraments conferring membership of the church on the subject. The other is communion. Both sacraments are carried out in the face of the congregation.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-493-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1934.268
Date: 1739 (inscription)
Material: Pewter. Inscription: Interior: EAST KILBRIDE PARISH CHURCH, 1739; exterior: arms of Eglinton; Tudor rose and crown surrounded by MADE IN LONDON flanked on either side by a crowned X
Dimensions: 72 mm H x 254 mm D
What: Basin, baptismal
Who: Eglinton
Where: England, London
Scotland, Lanarkshire, East Kilbride Parish Church
Description: Pewter baptismal basin with a simple moulded rim, the interior engraved "EAST KILBRIDE PARISH KIRK, 1739", the exterior with the arms of Eglinton, marked "MADE IN LONDON"
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