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24 Feb 2018

Part I: 50 interesting objects

Teapot
Ceramic teapot
There are many intriguing and eye-catching artefacts in our collections.

1. Teapot

A brown ceramic teapot from 1885
A ceramic teapot from 1885 – a wedding gift to a Kilbarchan woman

2. Pin cushion

A silk pin cushion with beautifully delicate and ornate hat pins
A silk pin cushion with beautifully delicate and ornate hat pins

3. Box / bezoar

A gold filigree case, containing a bold red bezoar
A gold filigree case, containing a bold red bezoar

4. Wine ewer

A wine jug, shaped like a dodo, by Alexander Crichton II
A wine jug, shaped like a dodo, by Alexander Crichton II

5. Drinking horn

A selection of 19th-century owl-shaped drinking horns
A selection of 19th-century owl-shaped drinking horns

6. Playing cards

A deck of cards (with rules) for the 1930s whist-style game ‘Striptease’
A deck of cards (with rules) for the 1930s whist-style game ‘Striptease’

7. Panels / tiles

Two extremely rare 18th-century Chinese porcelain tiles
Two extremely rare 18th-century Chinese porcelain tiles
Two extremely rare 18th-century Chinese porcelain tiles
Two extremely rare 18th-century Chinese porcelain tiles

8. Musical game

A musical board game from 1903, intended as an “introduction to music”
A musical board game from 1903, intended as an “introduction to music”

9. Toaster

A cheese toaster from 1780, with a winged beast engraved on the lid
A cheese toaster from 1780, with a winged beast engraved on the lid

10. Book

A tiny book
A tiny book!