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Diptych Diptych

Part of a defaced painted and gilded ivory diptych showing the Crucifixion and Coronation of the Virgin, above, and the Nativity and Adoration of the Magi, below, French, 14th century

Diptych Diptych

Part of a defaced painted and gilded ivory diptych showing the Crucifixion and Coronation of the Virgin, above, and the Nativity and Adoration of the Magi, below, French, 14th century

Diptych leaf Diptych leaf

Leaf of an ivory diptych showing the Nativity, French, 14th century

Diptych leaf Diptych leaf

Leaf of a defaced ivory diptych showing the Crucifixion and Nativity: French, 14th century

Dagger Dagger

Silver-mounted dagger with an ivory handle, found on the body of François Thurot, a French privateer captain, in Luce Bay, Wigtownshire, 1760

Lantern, candle Lantern, candle

Three-cornered lantern with a wooden frame and base and tin candle holder, carried by Lady Grizell Baillie when visiting her Covenanter father, Sir Patrick Hume, during his concealment in the vault beneath Polwarth Church in 1684

Snuff mull Snuff mull

Ivory snuff-mull carved in the form of a Highlander fully armed with broadsword, pistol, dirk and targe, and wearing a belted plaid and a bonnet, probably made in France, c. 1715

Meerschaum pipe Meerschaum pipe

Silver-mounted meerschaum pipe, the stem consisting of alternate rings of reeded and plain ivory or bone, said to have belonged to Prince Charles Edward Stewart

Fan / container Fan / container

Jacobite fan of paper mounted on ivory, with its original case, depicting Prince Charles Edward Stuart surrounded by classical gods, probably designed by Robert Strange, c. 1745

Chanter Chanter

Highland pipe chanter with ivory sole, painted black, split and bound with six thread bindings

Chanter Chanter

Highland pipe chanter with ivory sole, badly split and bound with eight threaded bindings, early 19th century

Stock-and-horn Stock-and-horn

Stock-and-horn or touting-horn made from ebony turned on a lathe and decorated with ivory ferrules and insets, possibly an 18th century copy of an earlier horn pipe or shepherd's pipe, acquired by James Drummond of Edinburgh in the 19th century

Highland bagpipe Highland bagpipe

Set of Highland bagpipes with chanter of ebony, ivory mounted, bearing the name of the maker, Duncan MacDougall of Breadalbane, a set of drones said to have been played at the Battle of Waterloo by George Mackay and at the entry of George IV into Edinburgh by James Mackay, and modern stocks

Bellows bagpipe Bellows bagpipe

Set of bellows bagpipes or small pipes of ivory, made by John Naughtan of Aberdeen, 1824 - 1842

Small pipes bagpipe Small pipes bagpipe

Set of small pipes with three drones set in a common stock, made of laburnum and fruitwood mounted with sea ivory, and having a fringed green wool cover, formerly belonged to a Sutherland family, late 18th century

Bellows bagpipe Bellows bagpipe

Bellows bagpipe with chanter only, a stitched leather bag inside a velvet bag cover edged and tied with silk ribbon, wood chanter and stock and a bellows with wooden sides inlaid with ivory, collected by Skeoch Cumming, 19th century

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