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Robert Burns

White tureen with lid from the Burns' household

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This lidded ceramic container is believed to have belonged to 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
Dimensions:
height 175mm, diameter (base) 105mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.367
Digital Number:
BHBN047n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council