Four Communion mugs
- Art Funded
- Heights: 1) 10.1 cm; 2) 9.9 cm; 3) 9.8 cm; 4) 9.7 cm
- J H Bourdon-Smith Ltd
The vessels are examples of the early non-conformist practice of eschewing the designs of the established church. However, the choice of mugs for communion is unusual as the Congregationalists favoured wine goblets, beakers or double-handled cups.
James Forbes and the Trustees of the Gloucester Independent Meeting, 1710; Congregational Church, 1715; Christie's, 1923; William Bruford & Son, Exeter, 1923; Southgate Congregatinal Church, 1923; HM Simmons, Cheltenham, 1928; Pearson family, Parham