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Robert Burns

Teapot from the Burns' household

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This small teapot was owned by Robert Burns and his family during the time they lived in Burns House, Dumfries. Jean Armour, the poet's widow, continued to live in the family home following the poet's death in 1796.  She remained there for the rest of her life and by the time of her own death in 1834, the house had become a place of pilgrimage.

 

Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved.

Materials/Media:
ceramic, porcelain, metal
Dimensions:
height 115mm, diameter (base) 56mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.368
Digital Number:
BHBN045n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council