50 interesting objects

We have many intriguing and eyecatching artefacts in our collections.

We’ve picked out a few favourites here, including priceless paintings, famous manuscripts and even a Dutch pancake pan, but if you’re anything like us, you won’t want to stop at 50. Luckily, you can see thousands more objects in their original setting by visiting our properties.

Teapot

A ceramic teapot from 1885 – a wedding gift to a Kilbarchan woman. Visit Weaver’s Cottage to see this unusual item.

Discover part one of our 50 interesting objects.

Ceramic wedding teapot
Ceramic wedding teapot

Dressing Case

A Victorian ‘toilet service’, containing combs, mirrors and even a whistle. Explore Culzean Castle to find this intricate piece from the collection.

Discover part two of our 50 interesting objects.

A Victorian ‘toilet service’, containing combs, mirrors and a whistle
A Victorian ‘toilet service’

Mats

A set of eight hand-painted finger mats, to be placed under finger bowls. These pretty pieces can be seen at the Hill House.

Discover part three of our 50 interesting objects.

A set of eight hand-painted finger mats, to be placed under finger bowls
Finger mats

Doorstop

A quirky doorstop in the shape of a cat (complete with detachable tail). See this cute item at Newhailes.

Discover part four of our 50 interesting objects.

Doorstop in the shape of a cat
Doorstop in the shape of a cat

A philosopher and his pupils

This Caraveggio-esque work is by Willem Van der Vliet – A Philosopher and his Pupils. Admire this fine painting at Brodie Castle.

Discover part five of our 50 interesting objects.

A painting of a philosopher talking to his pupils
A philosopher and his pupils