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Whisky bottle from "Poosie Nansie's" Inn, Mauchline

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This bottle is reputedly from the inn run by Nanse Tinnock in Mauchline, which was frequented by Robert Burns during the time he lived at Mossgiel.

 

Burns mentions drinking a health in her house in the poem, "The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer", yet on reading the poem Nanse Tinnock is said to have commented that he was only there once or twice.  The bottle is heavily made, dark green and empty!  It is typical of late 18th century glassware and has a cork stopper.

 

It is one of the relics of Burns which has been preserved in Burns House, Dumfries.

Materials/Media:
glass, wood, cork
Dimensions:
height 320mm, diameter 145mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.369
Digital Number:
BHBN044n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council