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Beaker, communion Beaker, communion

Communion beaker from Keig Parish Church, Aberdeenshire, 1671

Beaker, communion Beaker, communion

Communion beaker from Keig Parish Church, Aberdeenshire, 1671

Panel Panel

Carved panel with entwined central decoration between curved C-ribs and vine leaves in spaces, part of the right leaf of an aumbrie door with upper strap hinge remaining in place: from Prestonpans, East Lothian.

Sgian dubh Sgian dubh

Sgian dubh with a wooden hilt

Flintlock pistol Flintlock pistol

One of a pair of large double-barrelled pistols, with flintlocks inscribed Blair, London, late 18th century, owned by Robert Burns, probably in the period when he was an exciseman, 1791 - 1796

Flintlock pistol Flintlock pistol

One of a pair of large double-barrelled pistols, with flintlocks inscribed Blair, London, late 18th century, owned by Robert Burns, probably in the period when he was an exciseman, 1791 - 1796

Plate armour / piece Plate armour / piece

Piece of plate armour decorated with star-shaped studs, from a brigandine or armoured jacket, found at Coldingham Priory in Berwickshire, 15th or 16th century

Plate armour / piece Plate armour / piece

Piece of plate armour decorated with star-shaped studs, from a brigandine or armoured jacket, found at Coldingham Priory in Berwickshire, 15th or 16th century

Jougs / collar Jougs / collar

Jougs with a padlock, from the old church of Clova, Angus

Belt / piece Belt / piece

Pieces of a leather belt with a plain metal buckle, found on top of a jacket at Gunnister, Shetland

Brooch / electrotype Brooch / electrotype

Electrotype replica of the Ugadale or Lossit Brooch, a silver gilt brooch set with coral, pearls and crystal, made in the West Highlands in the early 16th century

Clock, longcase, musical Clock, longcase, musical

Longcase musical clock in a fine chinoiserie Chippendale case, chiming one of four tunes on the hour, the dial signed John Hamilton, Glasgow, c. 1775

Chair, sedan Chair, sedan

Private sedan chair, handsomely ornamented and painted, with coat of arms on the back, made in Edinburgh or London, c. 1780, and used by Professor Alexander Hamilton, Professor of Midwifery, University of Edinburgh, and his son and successor, Professor James Hamilton, especially in their night practice, c. 1780 - 1839

Bustle Bustle

Woman's hooped bustle or crinolette, in cotton with a narrow black and white stripe, fastening at centre front waist with front panel cut away towards back, centre back with internal metal hoops forming a tube, adjusted by internal lacing and ties: British, c. 1870

Casket Casket

Casket of cetacean bone with bronze mountings, decorated with Celtic interlaced designs on its twenty two panels, long preserved in Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire

Highland bagpipe Highland bagpipe

Highland bagpipe with a chanter, blow-pipe and three drones, decorated with bone insets owned by the Macdonalds of Islay and long in the possession of the MacIndeors or Dewars, hereditary pipers to the Macdonalds of Islay

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