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Miniature tea set

Description

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

M.1989.50.1

Collection

Warfare and Defence

Object name

Miniature tea set

Production information

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

1914 - 1918

Materials

Fish bone

Physical description

Fishbone, painted

Associations

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

Exhibitions

  • Inspired by Nature (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Inspired by Nature (29 Jul 2011 - 2018)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 5 »
World Cultures »
Inspired By Nature

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