Communion bread plates

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Postcard of Communion bread plates.
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Communion bread plates

These two pewter communion bread plates were part of a set of church pewter used at a church in Fife. They were made in the late 18th or early 19th century by William Scott, a pewterer based in Edinburgh's West Bow.

One of two communion plates of pewter, by William Scott of Fife, late 18th or early 19th century

In Presbyterian churches communion usually took place once or twice a year. Those considered worthy by the elders were invited to sit round a table to share bread and wine, representing the body and blood of Christ.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-011-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 136
Date: Late 18th - early 19th century
Late 18th - early 19th century
Late 18th or early 19th century
Material: Pewter. Inscription: X [crowned] / Wm. SCOTT / [etc]
Pewter. Inscription: X [crowned] / Wm. SCOTT / [etc]
Dimensions: 14.63" D
14.63" D
What: Plate, communion
Plate, communion
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Who: William Scott (Maker)
William Scott (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Fife
Scotland, Fife
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