TS: 31 August 1973 – Unsigned “£7000 for communion cups” [Sale of bagpipes] [Article]

The Scotsman, 31 August, 1973

£ 7000 for communion cups
The first part of Sotheby’s two-day sale of works of art and paintings at Gleneagles Hotel yesterday realised £ 62,359. A pair of communion cups, set for sale by the Kirk Session of Forres, which were probably the oldest Inverness silver to have appeared in the sale room, fetched £7000 to Gilner Zion Ltd., Grandtully Castle, Aberfeldy.

A pair of 12-bore sporting guns, by Boss & Co., realised £5400, and a set of Highland bagpipes, owned by Pipe Major John Grant of Edinburgh, together with manuscript pipe music by him went for £650.

The second part of the sale today consists of 172 pictures, 100 of which are by Scottish artists.