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25 Feb 2018

Part IV: 50 interesting objects

Black and white cat-shaped doorstop with a pink ribbon as a collar
A doorstop shaped like a cat
There are many intriguing and eye-catching artefacts in our collections.

1. Bottle of whisky

A bottle of King’s Ransom whisky, possibly from the wreck of the SS Politician.
A bottle of King’s Ransom whisky, possibly from the wreck of the SS Politician.

2. Metal charger

An eye-catching metal charger, decorated to depict various hunting scenes
An eye-catching metal charger, decorated to depict various hunting scenes

3. Louis XV clock

A stunning Louis XV cartel clock – every hour it plays one of 13 tunes.
A stunning Louis XV cartel clock – every hour it plays one of 13 tunes.

4. Santa Claus figurines

A collection of Father Christmas figurines from different time periods
A collection of Father Christmas figurines from different time periods

5. Model threshing machine

A brightly coloured steam-powered model threshing machine
A brightly coloured steam-powered model threshing machine

6. Tea service

A fine Royal Crown Derby porcelain tea set from the late 19th century
A fine Royal Crown Derby porcelain tea set from the late 19th century

7. Doorstop

A quirky doorstop in the shape of a cat (complete with detachable tail)
A quirky doorstop in the shape of a cat (complete with detachable tail)

8. Brodie nose caricature

A close-up caricature, inspired by a famous Brodie family ‘feature’
A close-up caricature, inspired by a famous Brodie family ‘feature’

9. James Graham portrait

 A portrait of the scholar Professor James Graham, by Henry Raeburn
A portrait of the scholar Professor James Graham, by Henry Raeburn

10. Isabella Macleod portrait

A portrait of Isabella Macleod, said to be one of Henry Raeburn’s finest works
A portrait of Isabella Macleod, said to be one of Henry Raeburn’s finest works