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.
Dunfermline Communion Cups by George Robertson of Edinburgh, 16281629
© National Museum of Scotland
- 2 x 2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £32,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
In possesion of Dunfermline Abbey Church since they were made.