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Miniature tea set


Miniature tea set consisting of teapot, sugar basin, two cups and a cream jug, made from fish bones by a German prisoner of war while convalescing in the North Hospital Block, Edinburgh Castle, during World War I

Museum reference



Warfare and Defence

Object name

Miniature tea set

Production information

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE


1914 - 1918


Fish bone

Physical description

Fishbone, painted


World War I
North Hospital Block, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE


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