[MR] BBC: Gilded Ewer and Basin

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 04:42:50 PDT 2023

Noble Friends,

Today BBC Scotland has an article about an amazing ewer and basin that has
been acquired by the National Museum of Scotland.

The items are elaborately crafted in gilded silver. Such sets were used by
the royalty and the very rich in a ceremonial hand washing with rose water
before meals. Only a dozen or so such sets survive from before 1600. The
two pieces are thought to have been made in London around 1586 by a Dutch
immigrant named Harman Copleman.

The story is found at
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-67278411 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆
Continuing the crusade to keep Merry Rose relevant and in business.

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