Rossalyn Chapel, properly named the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, was founded on a small hill above Roslin Glen as a catholic collegiate church in the mid-15th Century. Rosslyn Chapel and the nearby Roslin Castle are located at the village of Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland.
The chapel has featured in speculative theories regarding Freemasonry and the Knights of Templar
The Rosslyn Bloodline Cup displays a Templar’s Cross badge and is supported on a replica section of Rosslyn Chapel’s Apprentices Pillar.
The Apprentice Pillar gets it’s name from a legend dating from the 18th century involving the master mason in charge of the stonework in the chapel and his young apprentice. According to the legend, the master mason did not believe that the apprentice could perform the complicated task of carving the column without seeing the original which formed the inspiration for the design. The master mason travelled to see the original himself, but upon his return was enraged to find that the upstart apprentice had completed the column anyway. In a fit of jealous anger the mason took up his mallet and struck the apprentice on the head, killing him. The legend concludes that as punishment for his crime, the master mason’s face was carved into the opposite corner to forever gaze upon his apprentice’s pillar..
The Lord Byron Goblet. That which might have once belonged to a monk then exhumed from the grounds of his Newstead Abbey, and, filled with claret or champagne, passed around the cellar amongst his select company of friends. Authentic ‘Ivorine’ resin skull with solid cast pewter base and removable hand-fashioned pewter lining.
George Gordon Byron was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Regarded as one of the greatest European poets, he is still widely read and influential. Described by Lady Caroline Lamb as “mad, bad and dangerous to know” He was famous for his life, extravagant living, love affairs, debts, separation and marital exploits. Byron died from a fever in Greece..
“But in these cases, we still have judgement here; that we but teach. Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return. To plague the inventor; this even-handed justice. Commends the ingredients of our poison’d chalice to our own lips..” William Shakespeare
The poison Chalice Goblet. Built on a sexfoil base with encroaching ivy and it’s fluted column set with 6 red and black Austrian crystal ‘poison ivy berries’ The inscriptive band around the cup reads; “one poison drives out another”
Fuel your dark side..