Thistle cup made in Edinburgh, 1706-07

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Postcard of Thistle cup made in Edinburgh, 1706-07.
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Thistle cup made in Edinburgh, 1706-07

This silver thistle cup was made in 1706-7 by Alexander Kincaid, a silversmith in Edinburgh. Thistle cups - so called because of their shape - were unique to Scotland.

The side of the cup opposite the handle is inscribed 'IM'.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-790-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 791
Date: 1706 - 1707
Material: Silver. Inscription: AK over a winged cherub's head [in a heart-shaped punch]; castle; B; P [in a heart-shaped punch]; in centre: IM [script]; ANDREW TOD [gothic]
Dimensions: 76 mm H x 86 mm D (rim) x 51 mm D (base)
What: Cup, thistle
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Alexander Kincaid, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Andrew Tod
James Penman, assay master
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver thistle cup by Alexander Kincaid, Edinburgh, 1706 - 1707, inscribed "Andrew Tod" in gothic letters
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