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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Scottish Pewter-Ware and Pewterers

Touchplate of the Edinburgh Pewterers' Craft

Exterior View of Mary Magdalene Chapel in the Cowgate, Edinburgh

Interior View of the Mary Magdalene Chapel

A Drawing of the Mary Magdalene Chapel

1) Bottle-shaped Measure; 2) & 3) Quaighs

Alms Dish
Small Plate, sixteenth century
Large Plate, Slains Castle, sixteenth century

Tumbler type of Chalice
Supposed Chalice from Stonehaven
Drumlithie Group of Episcopal Pewter
(Live webcam for Stonehaven, Scotland)
(Concise history of Drumlithie)

Group of Scottish Episcopal Church Pewter Vessels

Paten, Three Stemmed Chalices and Flagon ~ Scottish Episcopal
Flagon, Chalice, Laver and Alms Plate
Loving Cup type of Chalice, Etc.

Covered Chalice and Paten, late eighteenth century ~ Scottish Episcopal
(For Catholic rituals the paten must be of gold or silver gilt; I take it pewter would not suffice.)
(Most definitely obvious on these pieces, is the Solar Motif design.)

Flagon, last half of eighteenth century; and Laver, middle of eighteenth century ~ Scottish make

Flagon, latter half of seventeenth century ~ English make
Flagon, flat lidded type, early eighteenth century; and Plate ~ English make
Flagon, flat lidded type, last half of eighteenth century

Flagon, flat lidded type, no spout, early eighteenth century
(St. Cuthbert Gospel, oldest European intact book... gorgeous bindings.)
(If you zoom in close, you can see that "St. Cuthbert" is engraved on this flagon.)

Bread Plate, first half of eighteenth century
Communion Cup, short stemmed type, latter half of seventeenth century

Four Communion Cups, stemmed type, dated 1740 ~ Scottish Presbyterian
Four Communion Cups, short-stemmed type, latter half of 18th century ~ Scottish Presbyterian

Four Communion Cups, stemmed type; and Flagons, flat-lidded, dated 1799

Laver, seventeenth century

Laver or Small Flagon, first half of eighteenth century ~ English type, though of Scottish make
Basin, latter half of eighteenth century

Two-handled Loving Cup, late seventeenth century
(Personalized with the marital couple's monograms.)

Shallow Bowl, middle seventeenth century

Three One-gallon and Two Half-gallon Standard Measures, made for the burgh of Stirling

Chopin Measure, "Tappit-hen" type, middle seventeenth century
(Also defines other archaic measures of volume, including gills, pints and mutchkins.)
(Definition of "Tappit-hen" style.)

Mutchkin Measure, pot-bellied type, early eighteenth century
Two Scottish Gills, latter half of eighteenth century
"Tappit-hen" and Normandy Flagons compared
Set of "Tappit-hen" type of Measures, crested
Two Sets of "Tappit-hen" type of Measures, crested and uncrested

Baluster type of Measures ~ English make, 1740 to 1826 period
Set of Baluster type of Measures ~ English

Three Half-mutchkin Measures, Baluster type ~ Scottish, 1700 to 1826
Set of Dome-topped Imperial Measures, early nineteenth century ~ Scottish

Group of Various Measures ~ Scottish and English, and one Old Flemish

Two-eared Porringer or Bowl, seventeenth century ~ English
Two Tumbler-shaped Ale Cups, half pint Imperial capacity, early nineteenth century

Scottish Communion Tokens ~ Church of Scotland

Scottish Communion Tokens ~ Various

Beggars' Badges
(National Museums Scotland)

Pewter Badge of the Incorporation of Hammermen of Edinburgh
(Limited edition, 500 copies)
The Pirley Pig
The Pirley Pig was like a Piggy Bank, and was utilized for receiving fines for non-attendance at Town Councils.

Pewter Snuff Mull and Horn Snuff Mulls with Pewter Mountings
(Antique Scottish Ram's Head Snuff Mull.)

Punch Bowl and Rummer Ladles, eighteenth century
(Monteith, Scottish style punch bowls, antique.)
(The Monteith style bowl was usually made in silver, but sometimes was made in pewter.)

Bowl, latter half of seventeenth century ~ Scottish make
Figure from Fountain at Linlithgow
(Britain's oldest surviving fountain, restored.)
by L. Ingleby Wood, c1907
Chats on Old Pewter, c1911

Illustrations from a 1909 Issue of the Scottish Historical Review

Medieval War Flails

Incomplete Roman Inscription Naming Lollius Ureicus, at Corstopitum

Slab Incribed in Latin, Found at High Rochester (Bremenium)

Sculpted Group of Lion and Stag Discovered at Corstopitum

Prince Charles Edward Stewart

Wearing His Plaids ~ From Coloured Engraving by Cooper, Edinburgh 1745
(Also Known as Bonnie Prince Charlie)

Prince Charles Edward Stewart's Pistols

University of Glasgow, Circa 1790
(Founded in 1451)

Scottish Ecclesiastical Pewter Vessels
Awesome book, great reading format.

President Pierre Jeannin, falsely rumored to have been a Titian painting of George Buchanan.

A copy of the above rumored Titian.
Be warned, this old book is in French language.

Painter Unknown, French School
In French language, c1695 (This is in an awesome format for reading, however).

Sir Philip Sidney
He was a dandy!
Exploring these old books has introduced me to so many learning opportunities.
A convenient sampling of his poems.

Montrose Coat of Arms
Storks, Sea Shells

Morton Coat of Arms
Twins, Oak Tree, Wild Boar
("Lock Sicker" is Latin for:  "Do Thy Diligence, Locke")

Dean John Colet ~ Doctor of Theology
The Life of Dr. John Colet, by Samuel Knight, c1823

Hebrew Inscription in Glasgow Cathedral

Inscription in Glasgow Cathedral
Title Page
Russian Conquest of the Caucasus
Celtic Scotland in the War of Independence