Two 'Communion Cups of the Kirk of Drymen' by Johann Gotleiff Bilsinds

This pair of cups are a rare example of work by the Glasgow-based silversmith, thought to have immigrated from Germany, who trained with Alexander Kincaid.


Silver Dimensions: 21 × 12cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,875 ( Total: £7,500)
Acquired in:
Drymen Parish Church

They were ordered after four ‘Presbytery investigations’ complained of the church’s lack of communionware. Contributions were collected in the parish, and they were purchased for £11 and eight shillings.


Found in possession of Drymen Parish Church in 1986

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