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Figure / saint / signaculum Figure / saint / signaculum

Jet figure of St James the Apostle dressed as a pilgrim, probably a signaculum, a pilgrim's sign obtained at the saint's shrine at Compostela in Spain: Spanish, Asturias, probably 1450 - 1500

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

Tureen Tureen

Silver tureen of bombe shape chased on sides with rococo cartouches, engraved with the crest and motto of Hay of Duns Castle, Berwickshire, by Alexander Gairdner, hallmarked Edinburgh, 1763 - 1764

Tureen lid Tureen lid

Domed silver tureen lid decorated with chased scrolls, leaves, shells and gadrooning, with pomegranate finial, by Alexander Gairdner, hallmarked Edinburgh, 1763 - 1764

Snuffbox Snuffbox

Silver-mounted snuffbox of turbo shell: Scottish, mid-18th or early 19th century

Snuffbox Snuffbox

Snuffbox of cowrie shell with a silver lid, inscribed 'Gift Of Lady Appina To Her Daughter Mrs Stewart Invernahyle': Scottish, 18th century

Snuffbox Snuffbox

Snuffbox carved from a polished nut, with four medallions on the sides with Jacobite busts in classical attire and the two female figures of Justice and Mercy on the lid: Engish or Scottish, mid-18th century

Snuffbox Snuffbox

Pointed oval, silver snuffbox with straight sides and a double lid, engraved with the figure of St Andrew, possibly by Robert Bowman, Edinburgh, dated 1818

Snuffbox Snuffbox

Rectangular snuffbox with a hinged lid decorated in relief with a hunting scene, by James Nasmyth, Edinburgh, 1836 - 1837 or 1838 - 1839

Carpet Carpet

A hand-knotted table carpet known as the Kinghorne Carpet, bearing the coronetted monogram ILCKME, Iohn Lyon Comes Kinghorne, M E may refer to his first wife Margaret Erskine, or his second Elizabeth Maule: English, possibly Norwich, c. 1620

Pitcher mould Pitcher mould

Pitcher mould for making a bas relief figure - plaster of Paris figure of Minerva standing, with shield and spear, one of a collection of specimens illustrating the manufacture of Wedgwood pottery from Etruria, Staffordshire, given by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons in 1856

Figure Figure

Bas relief figure before laying on the vase, one of a collection of specimens illustrating the manufacture of the Portland Vase, from Etruria, Staffordshire, given by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in 1856

Figure Figure

Bas relief figure before laying on the vase, one of a collection of specimens illustrating the manufacture of the Portland Vase, from Etruria, Staffordshire, given by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in 1856

Figure Figure

Bas relief figure before laying on the vase, one of a collection of specimens illustrating the manufacture of the Portland Vase, from Etruria, Staffordshire, given by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in 1856

Vase Vase

Portland Vase with the figures laid on, on one side and showing the cracking of applied figures due to problems with firing in the kiln, one of a collection of specimens illustrating the manufacture of Wedgwood pottery from Etruria, Staffordshire, given by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in 1856