Dunfermline Communion Cups by George Robertson of Edinburgh

Communion cups are undoubtedly the major glory of early 17th century Scottish silver, and indeed they form the majority of surviving examples of the work of Scottish seventeenth-century goldsmiths.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Silver Dimensions: 2 x 2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £32,000)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Dunfermline Abbey Church

The Dunfermline Abbey cups represent a style at once typical and beautiful. They carryover some stylistic elements from the mazers of the previous century, particularly the egg and dart decoration of the feet coupled with a simple elegance and functionalism.

Provenance

In possesion of Dunfermline Abbey Church since they were made.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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