Back view of a silver cup made in Edinburgh

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Back view of a silver cup made in Edinburgh

This is the back of a silver cup, made by Marshall and Sons in Edinburgh, and presented to the Reverend John Burns in 1827 by the members of St Andrews Church in Montreal in Canada.

The lower half of the bowl has alternate plain and decorated vertical panels. Above these panels, on the back of the cup, is engraved an open bible surrounded by a laurel leaves with the text underneath, 'The way, the truth & the life'.

Montreal was a flourishing fur trade centre. Due to the number of Scots living there, a Presbyterian Church was established in the early 1780s.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-791-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 810
Date: 1836 - 1837
Around 1827
Material: Silver, gilt inside. Inscription: Presented by the Members of / ST ANDREWS CHURCH MONTREAL / To The / Revd John Burns. / 3rd AUGT 1827; on bowl: M&S; [Edinburgh mark]; E [gothic]; on base: LU; [Edinburgh mark]; E [gothic]
Dimensions: 208 mm H; rim 93 mm D; base 97 mm D
What: Cup
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: L. Urquhart (Maker)
Marshall and Sons, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Reverend John Burns (Owner)
St Andrews Church, Montreal (Presenter)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver cup with a deep narrow bowl, gilt inside, by Marshall and Sons, Edinburgh, 1836 - 1837, inscribed "Presented by the Members of St Andrews Church, Montreal, To The Revd John Burns"
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